Okay, so just about an hour or so ago I posted about not thinking about Plant Kid.
Well I take it back. I take it all back. My brain is racing now.
This morning I read this lovely post by
who is one of the truly good people fighting the good fight to take care of injured/orphaned wildlife. I am inspired by her (and her husband’s) dedication to their 24/7 job. She spoke of finding room for “just one more bird” who needed a little bit of help. That bird was a cowbird which is just a very interesting creature that I had been reading about last week doing some research for Plant Kid. I had never heard of it before (just learning about birds) and I tucked the name away as an interesting fact that I could maybe use. Then I read mirtlemist’s post and got a bit excited again about maybe using the research.
Then I told myself to quit reading blogs, go get a new cup of chai and the get back to the ESL projects.
As is my way I go to the patio door at my office and look out and what should I see?
Cowbirds! Four of them. I have NEVER seen them in the yard before. Ever.
Oh it is going to be so hard to get through June. I hope my subconscious continues to do some work for me.
Those cowbirds are talking to you! 😉
I love magical moments like those! (And like the one we just had in Santana Row.)
Cowbirds are interesting. They lay their eggs in somebody else’s nest. Goes back to their origins, with the buffalo. Always on the move, so they couldn’t settle down long enough to make their own nests.
I know. And you won’t believe how that ties in with my plot. Oh my!
Oh yes . .
the universe is trying to tell you something!
I just hope it keeps talking while I finish (er, start, then finish) all this all stuff.
So glad the day is picking up for you. And your brain will create while you work on the work-for-hire stuff. You’re too deep into this story for it to just go away.
I hope so. Right now I am wondering again why I agree to the work-for-hire stuff. I’m floundering.
Thank you for the kind words! And I’m glad the cowbirds could be of assistance. Cool how that all worked out!
You’re very welcome.
It’s really neat the way it all comes together. Do you take pictures of the birds you have on hand? I’d love to see a pic of your baby cowbird.
I often do, when I think of it 🙂 I’ll take one and email it to you.
Thanks. Don’t put pressure on yourself. I know you are swamped!
Oh, I just love how life feeds into the stories we write. It is just uncanny really.
So exciting for you!
Thank you. It’s so much fun to share it with other writers because they “get” it. They understand how these sorts of things fall into place and how cool it is.
If that’s not a sign I don’t know what is. 😉
Amazing, huh? I still get chills.