Sunday, January 29, 2012

The 99%

Please say it isn't so…

Looking through old journals today and came across this entry from, hmmm, about 13 years ago…

A pigeon came to M's window today and she said 'Ewwww! Gross!!!' I got sad and angry, and her response to this: '99% of the people hate pigeons.' That can't be true, that just can't be true.

Have you looked at a pigeon lately? 'Cause if you haven't, they're absolutely beautiful. Iridescent feathers all grey and green like abalone shells, and some are even white with black speckles that remind me of chocolate chips. And then of course they bob and strut like the funkmeisters of the bird world. It's not their fault they suffer from the not-so-rara avis syndrome. 99% of the people would like pigeons if there were 99% less pigeons.

Anyway, I like pigeons, everybody…SO THERE!

P.S. I came upon the sweet one in this photo during the aftermath of Hurricane Whatshername last summer. I didn't want to bother him, but was happy to see he didn't remain in the doorway too long.

Wow, hard to believe no one's in the stands in this next one. It's like when Spinal Tap played at those fairgrounds in like, Idaho, and there were like 23 people in the audience:

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