Imprint of the mourning dove on the window

55 MPH!

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
–A Visit from St. Nicholas, Clement Clarke Moore

It was the picture window and my desk, but I sprang alright. The crash was LOUD. Outside the window in the hallway was a blizzard of feathers; a bird had hit the window with enormous force. And there the bird was. A mourning dove. Lying immobile on the roof outside. Oh, I love the mourning doves. I understand why doves are the symbol for peace. At my backyard feeder they never get tangled up with other birds, always just minding their own business, always in pairs. And now one was injured or dead on my roof.

I went back to my desk to collect my thoughts, and then went to the window to check on the bird. Still there not moving. I had no idea what to do, except that I should not go out on the roof. So I called on healing energy and directed it at the dove. As I was doing this, the dove opened its eyes and turned its head and looked at me. When I checked again, he was walking around. And soon after had flown away. I jokingly told a couple of friends that I may have healed a bird.

When I pulled into my driveway the next day I noticed on the window a full imprint of the dove, like the shroud of freaking Turin!

And there’s even a tiny feather still stuck there.


Their long, pointed wings are almost falcon-like in appearance, while their pointed tails are longer than those of any other doves. These “design features” enable the birds to fly fast. Mourning doves have been clocked at 55 mph! 
–Surprising Facts About Mourning Doves Birdsandblooms.com

Oh, yeah, I healed that bird.


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5 responses to “55 MPH!”

  1. Andrea Milewski

    Love this Cheryl! You may or may not know that I am obsessed with birds in particular Cardinals! Stay tuned I have big news coming!

    1. Oh, I love that! Hope you are doing well!

  2. Scottino

    That was no dove-‘‘twas a phoenix!

  3. Kathryn Anderson

    That mourning dove certainly left a part of itself on that window, perhaps a warning not to hit it again!

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