Birds Are The Coolest Things Ever
I regularly flash back to the first time my mother took me bird watching. It was an exhilarating time in my life. Since then I’ve been hooked. I guess it’s safe to say that I’m addicted to birds, possibly to an unhealthy extent, but I love them nonetheless.
There just doesn’t seem to be anything more crazy awesome than a bird. Because one, they fly and that alone should be enough to get them the “freaking crazy awesome” title but it’s exceedingly more than that. Birds are resembling graceful creatures. Whenever I see a birdie in flight, soaring through the air peacefully, it reminds me of why I crave to become a bird so much.
Every boy is always asked the “what do you want to be when you grow up?” question. You commonly hear responses like “doctor” or “firefighter” but you never hear anyone saying they want to be a bird. But that’s what I’ve always wanted to be. Birds are further very well-groomed. Their feathers always seem to be colored brightly and well maintained, even the ugly ones. Really though, there just isn’t any ugly birds, just ugly points of perspective.
Whenever I start to feel entirely withdrawn about the world or lack of friends I have I can always find solstice by going to the park with an industrial size container of birdseed and feeding an eternal amount of my feathered protectors, who always seem to be quite appreciative I might add. I have actually never met a bird who has gotten angry with me, something my parents cannot even claim. This is another reason why birds are the most awesome things, period.
My thoughts on birds can be finalized by this one story. During my senior year I decided to get some courage and ask Barbara Kleinhorsch to go with me to prom. She sat next to me during fifth period health. She looked just like a freaking crazy awesome bird. Naturally, she spit in my face. I was miffed but instead of moping around the night of the prom I figured I’d to go to a park to counsel the birds. When I showed up there was a migration of finches nearby. When they were alerted to my presence they all took started swirling around me. I was in a tornado of finches. It was freaking crazy awesome, conceivably the greatest moment in my life, and I will never forget it. So you see, if I had went to the dance with Barbara Kleinhorsch then that never would have happened to me.
Birds are the most awesome things, period.
This piece is by Burt McGillicutty. Burt is a professional bird watcher and works for a Basement Remodeling St. Charles for his day job. Basement Remodeling St. Charles is not his favorite hobby. Bird watching is his favorite hobby.