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Two Cedar Waxwings

From Janis Mirynech
Facebook posting, July 9, 2022

The sadness and beauty of the moment was such a privilege to witness.

two Cedar Waxwings

Yesterday I witnessed something that took my breath away.

I heard a sound at the window of the cottage. When I looked, a Cedar Waxwing had hit the window and fallen to the deck. Itís mate stood near. It was clear that the fallen bird was dead.

I turned away for a moment and when I looked again, the mate had hopped over, laid down, their heads touching, then eyes closed and they passed over to Spirit with their mate.

The sadness and beauty of the moment was such a privilege to witness. If anyone has ever doubted that animals feel emotion and love, this moment was absolute proof of both.

Nature truly has much to teach us.


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