Burying Your Head?

August 15, 2015 0 By Donna Wuerch

Day 223 of Photo Inspirations — Burying Your Head?
This photo crossed my path so many times that I finally had to check it out. It looks to me like it’s a clear signal that someone doesn’t want to be disturbed.  But the inventor says “Sometimes all you need is a power nap — after a stressful day, to counter jet lag, or for a chance to relax. The Ostrich Pillow is a dream come true. Burrow your head and arms into its cozy “cocoon” and you’ll be in dreamland before you know it.” Recognizing that people spend so much time at work or in transit, the pillow was created to help disconnect and dream. They say power napping increases productivity by 34%.  

You’ve got to hand it to those who find a need and do something about it.  Perhaps the inventor was one of those travelers that needed to grab some shut-eye when he could, and he found a solution.  It certainly makes sense but I find it hard to believe that women with their well coiffed hairdos would stick their heads in there for any amount of time — not to mention that it sure looks like it would be hot in there.

It’s obvious that the inventor called it “The Ostrich Pillow” after the ostrich because that’s what ostriches do — they bury their heads in the sand.  And isn’t that what some people do, too.  They don’t want to deal with situations that represent conflict or they hide from helping their neighbor or they rationalize “ignorance is bliss” — it’s just best to not know or not to get involved.  A lot of folks “bury their head” in the sand when they don’t want to take the time to learn a new way of doing something, even though they’d save lots of time, energy and money in doing so.  I was talking to a gentleman in my community whose son just bought him a new cell phone.  He was so frustrated because it had some new bells and whistles on it and he’d have to take the time to learn how to use it.  I was quite willing to show him because I have the same phone, but he refused and said he was taking the phone back to the dealer and going to ask for his old phone back.

This man rejected the information.  Like him, some people would rather ignore a problem than trying to solve it.  They’d rather hide within their walls than recognizing the needs of a neighbor who they just might be the load lifter for them.  They’d rather complain and remain in the same situation that keeps them waaay behind in time and productivity.

Wouldn’t this world be a better and kinder place if, instead of burying our heads in the sand, to stand tall — raise our hearts and our hands  and say “Pick me!   I’ll step up and make a difference.”   By the way, if you want to bury your head in the Ostrich Pillow — it’s just $99 — you’ll find it online!