Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Say Nothing at All

I had an entirely different post written. It was all about my bones and osteoporosis. It had photographs of hummingbirds with their tiny perfect wings spread and beating. It had an elegiac lament about two young soldiers who were slaughtered mercilessly in Iraq.

I just couldn't post it. It seemed inadequate. There is nothing to be said that will change anything at the moment. So, instead here's a lovely bird that we think may be some kind of Scoter, perhaps a young Surf Scoter. We startled it on Monday as it napped under some branches at the shoreline. It took off into the water and stretched its beautiful wings.

Sometimes it's best to say nothing at all.

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