I have always loved birds, real and otherwise...
I have some vivid and happy memories of birds from my childhood, specifically, a bird mobile that hung above my crib, and the fact that my father's nickname for me was "Jaybird."
Without really trying to I've ended up with a small collection of bird-themed things - little figurines, a print or two, some birdhouses.
When J and I did The Big Thrift last weekend I remarked that, if I'd wanted to, I could have completed a collection of framed bird prints in one day - they were everywhere. Thinking about it a few days later I realized it's not a bad idea.
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I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird
or the rising of the sun on a misty morning.
There they are, and they are beautiful. ~ Pete Hamill