06 Sep Simple Request
This Request Caused an Uproar
One day I approached the Great Council of Birds with a request.
“I want to be a bird.”
“Why might that be?” the Great Feathered One asked.
“I’m disgusted by the news.”
There was a faint rustling of feathers by all.
“And what news is this?”
“About . . .” I paused to gather my courage. “. . . the way people behave.”
For a moment hundreds of eyes bore into me.
Then a rude sound crackled from deep in the back of the crowd, sort of like a duck making a raspberry.
And with that, there erupted a loud cacophony of hoots and honks, cries and calls, tweets and twerps – unlike anything anyone has ever heard anywhere.
Finally, after a great deal of flapping, fluttering, and flying about, they settled down.
Then the Great Feathered One puffed out its feathers, gave them a shake, and spoke:
“The answer is no.
You must stay where you are.
So you can fix your tribe instead.”
Once again, I’m sure I heard the same duck crackle another raspberry, but this time with a chuckle.
Then they all flew off.
So here I am.
Doing my best to inspire respect for Nature.
I’ve chosen this because all life is connected: Once people respect Nature, they’ll respect life, and in turn they’ll respect each other.
And then we might have better news.
PS: My Mission Statement describes what I’m doing and why. See it at: Mission Statement
Help Birds Tip
Molting is in progress.
Many birds appear shabby in late summer. Be patient as they grow new feathers. A past blog tells about this: Don’t Cry for Me, Audubon
The American Bird Conservancy’s web site contains valuable info. See: American Bird Conservancy
HHere’s an outstanding book about bird conservation: Bird Conservation