Bird of the DayThe morning after the horrible night before, the night when when a deranged, angry man man blew out a window on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas picked up his guns and started shooting, the bird of the day was a Splendid Fairy Wren.
My daughter said,"If the shooter knew there were Splendid Fairy Wrens in the world, he wouldn't have killed people".
Maybe she's right. We are angry and dangerous because we lack imagination. Imagination that pierces our psyche with visions of the glorious when we are consumed by rage, and trapped in obcession.
I know, bird watching isn't the cure.
- looking at art isn't the cure,
- cooking a meal isn't the cure,
- painting a picture isn't the cure,
- reading a book, listening to the birds in the morning and the bugs at night, going to church, taking a class, strolling the nabe, humming a song, writing a poem, isn't a cure.
The advice from the mascot-making studio?Contemplate the Splendid Fairy Wren.
©Jennifer Smith/Artist in the Material World 2017