Quietly Getting On

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In the evening, a blackbird sits  on the fence above a straggling rose. He barely blinks and doesn’t seem to mind as I take his photo.  He just sits there every evening about this time as  I  trawl through the manuscript for spelling mistakes and inconsistencies.   Then a little later, after he has gone and I am still trawling,  a speckled version, perhaps a lady blackbird, is on the ground beneath the fence foraging for worms.

There is no great wisdom to be gathered from this observation , or If there is it has passed me by.  I am struck by the  ordinariness of the everyday of the birds going about their ordinary every day business.

Perhaps they will be there until the editing is finished.
Perhaps the editing will never end and the birds and I will be for ever quietly getting on.


2 thoughts on “Quietly Getting On

  1. Lovely. We reckon we have three blackbird broods this summer.. Over six ll fighting In The birdbath so not quite as calm as yours!

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