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Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's The Simple Things

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"I once had a sparrow alight
upon my shoulder for a moment,
while I was hoeing in a village garden,
and I felt that I was more distinguished
by that circumstance than I should have been
by any epaulet I could have worn."
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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  2. What a lovely Henry ditty! He had a way with the world AND words, didn't he? Thanks for the mighty fine read. Good day to you! P.S. Tweet-tweet, little birdie-- you have a way with the words, too!

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  3. Yes, it is all about simple things. I know you like birds a lot as you post about them often; I could not agree more.;)

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  4. Awww, that's sweet. We had a peach faced love bird that sat on my son's head. But if I came in the room, it pretty much attacked me. I only like outside birdies.

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  5. I've seen that quote before and heartily agree.

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  6. Isn't it sweet? The closest I've come to this is a robin following me along as I worked the soil in my garden. She seemed happy that I was exposing the worms for her. No landing on me, though! :)

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  7. Lovely. I had to look up epaulet as I had no idea what that was...you contributed to my higher learning today!
    Thank you!

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  8. Everytime I visit you I am inspired to "consider the birds of the air," and be reminded of how God takes care of even the smallest of creatures.

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  9. wouldn't that be just a once-in-a-lifetime thing. i'd want the bird to be a little wren or maybe a chickadee. they are my favorite birds!!

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