I find and collect empty bird's nests as I recognize their fragility. As a woman and mother, the empty nest is a symbol of displacement. The nest signifies the need to seek shelter for reflection and awareness. In these moments of assessment I recognize the need to discard old stories that I tell myself about cause and effect of transgressions. This allows acceptance, transitions and growth; leaving the past behind for it is nothing more than lessons learned. The feathers are the symbols for me of light, growth, energy to discard the heaviness of old thoughts and emotions. The feathers signify the reminder to live in the present, for this is really all we have.