The Story of The Mourning BirdsYou could hear the mourning of the birds today, as if their whole world had crashed down in the silence of the night—and, essentially, it had. The cries of the crows was nearly as deafening, not because they were establishing their dominance, as they always did in their daily morning rituals, but because they too had lost something in the changing of the land and the felling of the trees. Even as the world accepted that animals are animals, and the habitual rituals of the lower food chain generally changed generations by seasons instead of by decades, it was evident that birds feel pain, and sorrow, and anguish...even my dog felt their fear and desperation, as she hurried to do her business and wanted nothing to do with that area of the woods, tucking her tail between her legs anytime we got within twenty feet of it, and dragging me back home, away from the madness of the birds.
Last night, just at dusk, we could hear the lone cry of a coyote somewhere just a
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