Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I Love You to Death

The story is short, but far from sweet. Last weekend I was sitting with friends, watching swallows swoop to and fro through the west-side mist, happily catching bugs in their beaks. Suddenly, a smallish bird swoops down on top of one of the swallows and the two go flying into some dense trees.

Dennis: "Whoa! Did you see that?!"
Me: (with an optimistic sense of the happiness of spring and the goodwill of all creatures toward one another) "Awww, they are mating!"
Dennis: "No, Amanda. . . That bird just attacked and killed the other one."
Cherelyn: snicker snicker

The End

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