Look What I’ve Done!

graphite drawingWhile I will readily admit to having laid an egg, and a prizewinner at that, many a time in my life, I have neither done so in physiological terms nor, as the bird in today’s illustration appears to have done, in the supernatural way that allows said egg to levitate spontaneously.

On the other hand (or wing), I have managed to score a few modest accomplishments of my own, which, while hardly supernatural, at least impressed the heck out of me. And I rarely, in these cases, fail to make the bragging announcement.

The most remarkable thing about all of this is not that I have ever accomplished anything at all (let alone worthy of note)–though this is indeed impressive enough–it’s that I may have once or twice done something moderately grand and not felt compelled to trumpet self-aggrandisement.

Or did I just cancel out that small virtue by saying so? It’s just so hard to be humble.digital illustration

25 thoughts on “Look What I’ve Done!

  1. ♥ this! (I struggle with this ‘issue’ all the time … I was just saying to mom today: why do I have this mentality of “beggars mustn’t be choosers”?) In the context of your joyous songbird, humility certainly doesn’t mean not being proud of our accomplishments. The virtue comes in appreciating others accomplishments, too, and loud and clear I do so appreciate yours, Kathryn! XO

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