Monday, May 19, 2008

The Mixed-Up Bird Chronicle

In some vague dark hour this morning, the bird outside our window launched into its "hey-everybody-the-sun's-about-to-come-up" song. It was very enthusiastic and very persistent.

The sun didn't come up.

Half-an-hour later, the bird was still proclaiming the onset of day. The sky was still dark. I looked at the clock: one-thirty—off by a long shot. I eventually sank back into a now-slightly-jumbled slumber as the bird continued its undiminished cry.

What does that mean? It is, I assume, another sign that the end days are upon us. Weird, man, weird.

1 comment:

  1. Robin Austin1:18 PM

    I'll bet you it was a mockingbird, in which case he wasn't singing for sunrise, he was singing for a girlfriend. Bachelor mockingbirds will sing alllll night until they get a little action.

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