Sunday, December 6, 2009
Free As A Bird
The last few times before that I've gone to this same place I was greeted with the sound of silence. That isn't a bad thing by any means, but it means I won't be seeing many of my forest friends. One of those days I saw a total of three squirrels. No other animals whatsoever.
It will be quiet on more and more days as winter approaches and sets in. That means I'll have to focus my attention on other things, but until then I have these birds. As it turns out, the birds I heard were more American robins. I've told you before that they stay here throughout most of the winter. I'm looking forward to seeing them, and what other birds appear.
What would it be like to be an animal for just a short time? Any animal. What an experience that would be. To be a bird. To be a squirrel. To be a deer, or even a skunk. How about being a wolf or a fox, running on four legs at speeds no human can achieve.
In the past some humans dreamed of putting on a coat that turned them into the animal that the fur came from. Others said this was an evil thing. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. We don't really need any suit of fur, but we can still have our dreams. My dream is to fly.