leaves wings and other such things

chatter

swinging with playful birds

swinging with playful birds singing chirping dancing playing.

 

playful birds swinging

from a wired article, 01-08-14:

orvids, the group of birds that includes ravens, crows, jays, and magpies, have quite the reputation. Ravens can use insight to solve problems, crows make and use a variety of tools, and jays can remember the past and plan for the future.

boy with singing bird on his head

These birds are also known to be particularly explorative and playful. They are very interested in novel objects, regularly manipulating things they find and even taking and stashing objects. . . .Animals learn about their physical environment by interacting with objects, and corvids may build up a knowledge database of their world through object exploration. This might help them discover new sources of food, evade different kinds of predators, or adapt to changing or new environments. [Ivo] Jacobs says corvids fit this picture because they are relatively large-brained, long-lived, adaptable, playful, and innovative.

They are known for their behavioral flexibility and interest in new things. Object caching may reflect an exploratory spirit. . . .
boy with singing bird on his

except from article by: Jacobs, I. F., Osvath, M., Osvath, H., Mioduszewska, B., von Bayern, A. M. P., and Kacelnik, A. (2013). 

 

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the sound of flight

perhaps if we really listened, really heard what was said in bird songs, perhaps then—

we could be transported—imagine the sound, the wind—experience.

 

bird song describing flight

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I fly because it releases my mind
from the tyranny of petty things.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 

 

Flying might not be all plain sailing,
but the fun of it is worth the price.

—Amelia Earhart 

spacerbird song describing the experience of flight to a goat

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con versation chatter chatter

seems so often that conversation is complicated.
even with the best of intentions there is confusion & miscommunication.
sound. words. symbols. chatter.

 

overlapping conversation of a man, woman, & bird, illustrated as glyphs, leaves & small flowers

 

the most important thing in communication
is hearing what isn’t said.
—Peter Drucker

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