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May 2, 2013

Swallow talk and bluebird vigilance

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The philosopher Marcus Aurelius suggests that finding contentment in life involves accepting who you are and living in a way that is true to one’s nature. Our avian summer residents are as true to their natures as any living things can be. It is a way of being worth emulating. Less talk. More respect for one another’s space. And most importantly, living one’s life in recognition of the necessity of sharing mutual space responsibly – and not selfishly.

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