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Out On A Limb [Jun. 15th, 2017|12:41 pm]
Tony Grist
You've got to admire people who go out on a limb and lead extreme lives so the rest of us don't have to.

Anita Pallenberg for instance.

Talking about going out on a limb I just watched a young sparrow fledge. When I first caught sight of it it was backed against the trunk of a holly tree in a little ball of fluff with its friends and relations coming and going around it. Then, gradually, it edged out along a branch, stopping to stretch its wings and preen, growing sleeker by the minute until, when it was three quarters of the way towards nowhere in particular it spread its wings fully- flew...

[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2017-06-15 12:46 pm (UTC)
One may end up crashing to the ground, but oh, the joy of soaring high.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-06-15 02:28 pm (UTC)
"One crowded hour of glorious life
Is worth an age without a name."
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2017-06-15 05:32 pm (UTC)
Did you see how it fared after its first flight?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-06-15 06:21 pm (UTC)
After that I lost sight of it.

I imagine it's still hanging out in the holly tree. There are lots of sparrows there.
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