Monday, February 25, 2008

Bird Assembly


Keli Ata said...

I like that bridge :) You must a soft footstep to get so close to those birds.

The photo is serene and hopeful--the delicate little birds in winter who are surviving the winter snow and cold with the assurances of Spring to come on the other side of the bridge, which shows a bit of green grass.

On the one side the danger of death, starvation, cold. The opposite side, green, the promise of life and warmth.

G-d and the kind-hearted people of the world do indeed look out for them.

It reminds me of the song "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins as the elderly lady asks passerbys to please feed the birds. Even as a child the song moved me to tears:

"Their young ones are hungry.
Their nests are so bare.

All it takes is tuppence from you.
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag.
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag.

"Feed the birds," that's what she cries, while overhead, her birds fill the skies.

Although you can't see it,
You know they are smiling
Each time someone shows that he cares..."

I'm a sentimentalist at heart.

Sultan Knish said...

well sparrows, at least city sparrows combine wariness with the willingness to get close to people on their own terms

so they won't necessarily fly off when you approach, they will fly off if you make sudden moves or at the point that they decide that you could grab them before they coulf fly off

Keli Ata said...

They're delicate but wise birds.