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A BOGGLED BIRD
6/19/2006 2:58:41 PM
I saw a brown bird this morning -- or more accurately, heard the huge thud that it made -- as it crashed into this window, then fell to the walkway. I thought it was dead, but after a few minutes, it awoke, began walking around (wobbling a bit, perhaps), and then started pecking at what appeared to be a blob of feathery poop. Maybe it had pooped out some sort of weird bird self-repair kit while it was blacked out. I thought I saw it catching small flying insects too, but clearly, the bird was consumed by whatever was in that poop, and so it consumed it -- again -- and in consuming it, consumed itself. And then it flew away.

Anyhow, it made me so glad when I looked out to check on my dead-looking visitor and instead saw it walking around, after thinking I was going to have to don a pair of latex gloves, pick up this dead bird, and drop it in the trash. So then I wondered if the bird realized what had happened, and where its mind had gone, if anywhere, while it was unconscious. Its beak appeared to be a bit crooked, and perhaps its brain, though clearly not too crooked to take care of itself. And in that regard, I thought, how much a boggled bird resembles most of us.


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More Blogs by Bill Brent
• 3000 word day - Tuesday, February 06, 2007
• NEW BLOG AT http://billbrent.livejournal.com - Sunday, December 17, 2006
• DINNER AT DACHAU - Saturday, July 01, 2006
•  A BOGGLED BIRD - Monday, June 19, 2006  
• ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND - Monday, June 12, 2006
• BOOK REVIEW -- Not Buying It: My Year WIthout Shopping, by Judith Levine - Monday, April 17, 2006
• BOOK REVIEW -- The Brief History of the Dead, by Kevin Brockmeier - Friday, March 17, 2006
• THE BEATLES (a mini book review), AND RECOVERY FROM THE UBIQUITOUS - Tuesday, February 14, 2006
• THE PLANE HAS LANDED - Wednesday, January 18, 2006
• UNCOMPLICATE MY LIFE - Sunday, November 13, 2005
• PATIENCE - Thursday, November 03, 2005
• THE WEEKEND SHIFT - Saturday, October 29, 2005
• WHEN DOES MY PLANE LEAVE? - Monday, October 24, 2005
• Are W. and Cindy a match? - Thursday, September 29, 2005
• What do morality and intelligence have to do with the Religious Right? - Tuesday, September 13, 2005
• America is at war -- civil war. - Wednesday, September 07, 2005
• Kanye West is my new hero - Friday, September 02, 2005
• performing my songs in public - Monday, August 29, 2005
• BOOK REVIEW -- The Tragedy of Today's Gays, by Larry Kramer - Thursday, August 18, 2005
• EXISTENTIAL QUERY - Monday, August 15, 2005
• BOOK REVIEW -- Piano Girl, a memoir, by Robin Meloy Goldsby - Friday, August 12, 2005
• BOOK REVIEW - When I Knew (Robert Trachetenberg, ed.) - Friday, July 29, 2005
• Creative Achievement - Saturday, July 09, 2005
• hypomania and insomnia - Saturday, June 11, 2005
• book reviews in brief - Thursday, June 09, 2005
• atrocious (ab)use of language - Tuesday, January 11, 2005
• on accepting one's limitations - Wednesday, January 05, 2005
• End Of The Year Summary - Thursday, December 30, 2004
• The D.I.M. Approach to Life - Monday, December 27, 2004
• isolation vs. aloneness - Thursday, December 23, 2004
• on the nature of a drug habit - Thursday, December 23, 2004


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