Predator in our garden

This morning, there was no symphony of the chirping of the birds in our garden……I went out and saw a large, brown, yellow-eyed predator perched on a tree!!!! ┬áthe flower buds refused to bloom, the leaves did not rustle, one misdirected parrot flew away as soon as it could….the little birds were gone!!!! And then………….yellow-eyes flew at me….submerged memories of an eagle sitting momentarily on my shoulder and taking my lunch out of my hands in school when I was 5 years old…the only child ‘chosen’ to be deprived of nutrition among hundreds of children…..this time, I shot it…with my camera…..we looked into each other’s lenses for a brief but beautiful moment…and then it flew away………the little birds were back instantly, magically…….I wondered if it was a dream………..the pictures told me it was real………….one weird memory transformed into a wonderful one…….


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