There's Something about Birds

Passing Song (collection of Lauren Linowitz) "Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?"~ David Attenborough Is there anyone who doesn't adore birds? Despite the regal beauty of the peacock, maybe the mating season squawk of the King of the Birds (thank you, Flannery O'Connor) in the backyard would not be so welcome on a regular basis. Having said that, I used to live in a place where my neighbor's peacocks would occasionally wander onto my property and—squawks and all—I never tired of the surreal vision of looking out my window and seeing them walking about. Even though some birds have

I'm Trading The Day For Night

The moon from my roof brings an added sweetness to the night. Does the thought of waking with the dawn make you feel like you have been delivered a kind of death sentence? Or does your body naturally orient itself to the rhythm of the sun and feel energized by it. It seems the population has always been neatly divided into "early birds" and "night owls". While each of these labels is a gross generalization, they do carry connotations we are all familiar with. Early birds "catching the worm" are usually thought of as industrious and responsible, the kind of people that get on with it—and generally without complaint. Think farmers, mothers, blue collar service workers, gung-ho fathers getting

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