Thursday, March 1, 2007

Flightless bird

There was a dying magpie on the footpath this morning. I wrapped him in my cardigan and took him to the Erskineville vet to get put down. They said he had probably been hit by a car. It was a demoralising start to the day.

Fittingly, I noticed another downcast girl has appeared.



The other one has been painted over already. While I was taking this photo, a man on a bicycle passed by and said to me, 'They're great, aren't they?'. I felt better about the world.

2 comments:

Karen said...

ooh, you're so brave and good! Flapping distressed birds are very scary.

Dezza said...

Dear Nosey,

Can you find out who is behind the downcast girl? If he/she is downcast too, maybe you can help spread some joy and happiness.

I suspect the opposite though, painting on other people's boring fences is sure to make you happy.