Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Day of strange


Yesterday I got mugged by a bird.

I was walking to the subway, minding my own business, when I heard loud squawking above, but didn't think much of it. We have many birds here and they can get quite noisy. All of a sudden I felt a feathery thwack against the back of my head. I looked up and saw a black bird (I think the one that has red feathers hidden in its wings) rising above me into a tree where its compadres were squawking right back at it.


"What is the matter with you," I half-shouted, annoyed. I didn't even care what the passers-by must have been thinking. "What!?!! Was it the Chanel No. 5??"


Then I felt guilty. What if Bird was hurt and had lost its balance, flown too low and into the back of my head? So I looked up and waited. Bird seemed fine, probably had a fight with one of the others, and I was fine, so I continued on my way.




10 comments:

  1. I can't believe that you actually felt sorry for her. She was obviously trying to knock you down to try to steal your fabulous shoes. Her friends were cheering her on!

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  2. When I was a little girl a bird would swoop down and steal my hair and the hair from the cat next door! Then when I was in my 20's, I worked for a large corporation in a building housing approx. 1,000 workers...A friend and I were leaving work and walking to our car and down swooped a bird and stole some of his hair! This bird waited for him almost daily and would go after only him! Didn't matter if a whole group of us walked out together, poor George was attacked!Go figure!
    Have a great week Colette! xoxo karen

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  3. She was jealous of you! You left the trail of Chanel no. 5 scent, her suitors were enchanted with you. Maybe she was having a hormone melt down ( if birds have hormones) My poor dog and the cats gets dive bombed by a pair of wrens when they walk by their "tree" where their nest is.

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  4. Obviously he thought you wanted to play, so he made the first move...Glad you both are okay =)

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  5. They don't call them birdbrains for no reason!

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  6. I love your painting there. Beautiful colours.

    Cathy www.novembermoon.com

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  7. That bird was saying..HEY! Paint me! your a famous Artist..paint me paint me!

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  8. Just a post to let you know I loved your work in Somerset. Your art for this post is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.....

    and by the way- birds really are a tiny bit creepy when they get too close or confident

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  9. What a kind and soft heart you have..Thinking about the bird being off balance. I love that about you.
    sending you love, Nita
    P.s love the fairy girl..she is my favorite so far <3

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