Alex Shaw shares: A feather is a gift from the spirit world. If you see one, undamaged by the elements, pick it up. You will be blessed that day through. Many people believe that Angels visit, leaving feathers as proof.
Fig Cherokee eagle feather wand, ca. by Will West Long. Bald-eagle feathers mounted on a sourwood frame; used in the Eagle Dance as an emblem of peace. From Speck and Brown Pl. Reproduced courtesy of the American Philosophical Society