Tuesday, May 4, 2010

If at first you don't succeed...

So there's these birds.

I'm not sure if they're swallows or finches or sparrows...no idea. I really should know, because I LOVE birds, proof that I am totally my mother's daughter. She's the one who talked me into putting a bird feeder in my back yard, she's the one that bought me the hummingbird feeder for my kitchen window, and she's the one that bought all of the ornamental bird figures in my house (I have 5...8 if you include chickens as birds. Should I rephrase? I love fowl? That encompasses birds AND chickens right? I digress.) Stay with me, there's a great point here - I swear.

So the birds. They fly around the front of my house like kamikaze pilots because apparently, my house is crack for birds. Well, they're back again, and just like last year they have built another nest! 

Now, the first time they did this, I thought, "Oh, how cute! I have a nest! In my light fixture! Squee! I love birds!" That was before we discovered that one of those little birdies had gotten stuck and we found out a little too late (may it rest in peace) and I crumbled into a blubbering, sobbing mess. 

Now, I'm sure that the little birdies know what happened to their poor, unfortunate friend. However, they are single-minded in their task - they will not be swayed! They will build this nest regardless of the consequences! 

So what's the moral of the story? TRY AND TRY AGAIN! Did you write your first draft only to discover it was a disaster and that you had to start over from scratch? Maybe you're up to your eyeballs in edits, and can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe life got in the way - that happens. 
Just remember - if you want it...NEVER GIVE UP!


  1. I second that, never give up! We've been having similar adventures with birds over at my house. It's that time of year again.

  2. I"m on my fifth draft of an article. One more area to touch up and I think it will done.

    I have to run around chasing cats away from the birdhouse post. Those birds will never know how hard I work to keep them safe.

  3. Ah, wise words. I needed that. But what if I take too long and end up like that poor little bird? :P

  4. Oh how sad for little birdies!! We have a bird house right outside our kitchen windows and the babies have hatched. We can't see them but we can hear them chirp whenever the mom or dad fly back into the house to feed them. It's so incredibly cool!

  5. So let me get this straight you are saying TRY EVEN if it kills ya?? Now that is dedication there my friend =) Love ya!