Special thanks to Rajni who shared today’s quote. A bit about Anita Desai:
“Anita Desai is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a writer she has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times.” (Wikipedia)
Richard’s photo of this little tree sparrow really captures my heart. Sparrows have been my favorite bird since I was very young. We lived in a city, where everything was concrete except the park. Outside our dining-room window was a rooftop patio. This is where I formed some of my earliest memories. I grew my first garden there in a small pot, and my mom taught me how to feed the birds. She clicked her tongue to call them, and they all came — sparrows, pigeons and even an occasional crow. I used to think my mom was magical, like Sleeping Beauty, to be able to bring the birds with this clicking sound. Sometimes the lovely ones with the most beautiful feathers visited, cardinals and jays. But I always loved the little brown sparrows best.
This quote today spoke to my heart too. Imagine how dense with beauty the birds like this sparrow are, flying free as they do to so many wonderful places.
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