Friday, December 3, 2010

Dreams of Birds and Physicists / Birds in Bedrooms with Physicists


J has a delightful dream about birdwatching with M. The dream intitiates a strange chemical reaction which causes J's brain to produce an actual, living Pacific Wren in the bedroom, fluttering around and swooping above sleepers' heads, which E must then chase out the kitchen window. (From a drawing for E, based sort of on real life...)

Note: scar from 3rd grade playground collision with Nathan Foster is on the wrong side of J's head, due to mirror confusion.

3 comments:

  1. I think your choice of a wren is a brilliant one for your drawing. So many times I have been scolded by them as I tramp around in the country. They are the feathered consciousness of the woods. Like the different look of your blog too.

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  2. Thanks Albertus! I remember being yelled at by some Carolina Wrens on our river adventure together. Do you remember how I tried to use the Oriole call and ended up making horrible squawking sounds that caused every bird in the vicinity to flee?

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  3. Fond memories indeed! Do you think one of those bottles will ever turn up and if someone finds one of your notes...will you tell me? Have fun in France!

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