Wednesday, November 29, 2006

birds.

the birds were sitting in the trees along the railway tracks. i noticed them as i rode my bike home this afternoon, not because they were sitting in the trees, but because they were making so much noise. thier singing was so loud that they got my attention over the din of traffic along fairview street. thier singing and the fact that there was so many of them. there must have been 3 or 400 of the little guys spread out over four or five trees. i stood and watched and listened to them for several minutes before all of a sudden they went quiet and one group from a smaller tree surged up into the air and landed in the bigger one and they all began singing again.

it makes me wonder what could have possibly been the reason for all the noise and movement. the jostling for position continued in smaller groups as i watched, but nothing as profound as that one gesture.

mysterious and beautiful at the same time.

and then i got on my bike and left them to thier inscrutable ritual.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's Their... their... not thier... I before E, except after C...

Still love your blog...

dr.alistair said...

i`m glad that my spelling error hasn`t stopped you loving my blog. and no mention of my lack of capitalisation..........