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Listen to Whispers

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Listen to Whispers

I am a “stop and photograph the wildflowers” kind of girl.

My wife (Thank you, Washington, DC.) Kristin is a “stop and film the falcons” kind of girl.

Together, with assorted others, we are raising two amazing kids. She is shaping up to be a “stop and ask a bunch of questions” kind of girl. While he long ago established his identity as a “stop and gather random pieces of earth for your collection” kind of boy.

Last Sunday, on our way home from church (our first Sunday visit in more months than I care to count), Kristin gasped, “Kestrel falcon! Kestrel falcon! Kestrel falcon!” She loves them. She loves many, many animals, but she REALLY loves kestrel falcons. When she was a young child, as I understand it, every Christmas and birthday list included a bunch of critters and something she could kill herself on.

Kristin’s Birthday List
Capuchin Monkey
Irish Wolfhond (it was the biggest dog in the encyclopedia – yes, she read the encyclopedias)
Dirt Bike

Can’t you see why I love her? She’s more fun than a barrel full of capuchin monkeys.

So, out of nowhere, she whipped the car across four temporarily open lanes of traffic and parked on the side of the road to watch this thing that looked to me, for all the world, like every the other bird, and it thrilled me. I love Kristin’s willingness to follow her heart, to stop and admire and videotape that falcon for just a few moments because I believe those things we love, our passions, are full of purpose. I believe we are designed with these passions which, if we follow them, help guide us to the experiences we are supposed to have in this life.

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Christy Diane Farr

Christy Diane Farr is a catalyst. If that sounds like something you want more of in your life, visit 'The Greenhouse' at and join the Wildflower Evolution on Facebook.


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11:43AM PST on Nov 28, 2012

living in the moment is indeed valuable

10:09AM PST on Nov 28, 2012

thanks i will

5:49AM PST on Nov 26, 2012


5:49PM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Thanks for sharing. I always try to listen to those intuitions and signs that are sent although I have never had an experience such as yours where my delaying my next move was of such benefit to me. Blessings to the soul who passed over

8:58AM PST on Nov 30, 2011


1:27PM PST on Nov 28, 2011

Thank you

5:00PM PDT on Aug 6, 2011

How scary! I'm so glad you and yours were spared from that. A very important lesson for everyone!

8:07PM PDT on Jun 10, 2011

Oh my God.Sad for that person.

1:25PM PDT on Jun 9, 2011

Very strong words. May the Universe help the person who died that day.

5:17AM PDT on Jun 9, 2011

Stop and take the pictures, smell the roses, whatever, live life and enjoy your family...

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