January 9, 2002
What becomes of the birds on the night of the Fourth of July and the midnight of New Years Eve? Most of them have flown south by the latter day while the winter birds remain. The winter birds on New Years Eve and all those present for the Fourth of July can fly free and high by daylight. Come nighttime, an image of a mother bird huddling her young in darkness appear in which midnight of January thirty-first adds slight flicker to her feather. All night July fourth, only luck and a deep sleep could keep the birds truly unmoved.