When you look at the picture above do you feel a deep sense of happiness? Peace? Love? The desire to become a surrogate mom? If you checked “all of the above” you are not alone.
A woman acts as her daughter’s surrogate while chasing after that ever elusive goal, the subject of so many quests from ancient times. Yes, it’s the desire to achieve the Happiness of an Ostrich:
During a visit to Chicago — she lives in Virginia — Casey participated in a workshop led by Connell, a life coach, writer and lecturer on women’s empowerment. In one class exercise, she used pictures cut from a magazine to create a collage depicting a life’s goal. One picture grabbed her attention: an ostrich with an expression of wonder and joy.
Casey wanted to experience the exuberance captured in the picture.
“I found something that would make me feel like that ostrich,” she later wrote to the Connells offering to be Sara’s surrogate.
If I ever decide I need to do something different, something off the beaten path, I sure do hope I am never so vapid as to actually tell people it’s because I saw a picture of an ostrich looking euphoric and I hoped I could achieve that same nirvana.by