Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Maternity Ward...

Our yard has become a maternity ward, with three robins born today and the discovery of two cardinal eggs not far behind them.

How had I forgotten the scrawny ugliness of newborn birds? And does the mother view them as beautiful despite their unfortunate proportions and embarrassing lack of feathers?

I think she must see them for the miracle they are. Just as we do.