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Bird song…

March 17, 2010

To be honest,

I don’t really give a crap about criticism…

Early on I actually cared what people said…

— Todd Bertuzzi

Daylight savings time,

can be rough on the system…

When I was working in schools,

it would take me at least,

until the Easter weekend,

to sort myself out…

This week I’m going 2-1-0,

with returning to bed,

after Starshine and Little Gem get on the bus,

and head off for their schoolday…

After my morning nap today,

I woke up to this intense singing…

Red headed finches belting it out,

on the contorted filbert,

like a little iron maiden revival…

Then I looked up at the door frame,

to my closet,

and saw a porcupine quill,

lodged in a join…

I’ve asked Starshine,

if fairies mind,

the dust…

She said,

No,

in fact there are dust fairies who really like a lot of it…

Well they’ve come to the right place,

and someone decided to play a St. Paddy’s Day prank,

with a quill,

just as a reminder,

that we’re never really alone…

Porcupines are good natured and they shuffle along at their own pace…

Their legs are short,

but strong,

and they have a unique ability to use them to test the strength,

of pine tree limbs they may climb upon…

Porcupines seem to enjoy just about anything that they do…

They appear to have a strong sense of curiosity about what they encounter…

As the young get older,

they are often seen standing upon their hind legs…

rocking to and fro…

waving their paws in a rhythmic exercise that looks very much like a dance…

Ted Andrews in Animal Speak

Note to self:

Porcupines can show you how to resist the barbs of others…

They can teach you how to enjoy life and maintain a sense of wonder in spite of negative conditions,

and show you the strength in your vulnerability…

I can almost smell a Stanley Cup…

But the road is for 4X4’s…

And the trip is going to require a lot of dark,

dark,

chocolate,

and some thick skin…

WE can twist and shout, do the turtle dove...

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