"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Magpie Tales #111 Spring Building
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Very interesting to read a poem and see an image where the male is the nest builder providing sanctuary for the next generation rather than the female.ReplyDelete
and we carry forward the home life we grew up in...for better or worse...ReplyDelete
Thanks for ditching the word verification! I did too :o)ReplyDelete
Really good, compact write!
So true - the nesting instinct - passing on the skills of those who have gone before.ReplyDelete
We often forget the fathers role in raising children, passing on skills and knowledge.ReplyDelete
I like to think good generational skills are passed from one to another...ReplyDelete
A very thoughtful piece, Kathe.ReplyDelete
Those of us fortunate to have good role models ... we know how to build our nests, don't we?ReplyDelete
Kathe I love this....mine is slightly similar in a way...you will see. :-)ReplyDelete
A house husband is very common these days. We forget it is more physical at home than the office.ReplyDelete
Hooray for instinct! Stephen and Hank, aren't the best homes built by two?ReplyDelete
Beautiful...some male birds are nest builders. You described the process so wonderfully.ReplyDelete
I'm glad I clicked your link.
Thoughtful, exacting and so very special.ReplyDelete
I'm in favour of all nest builders...ReplyDelete
I really like this approach that you took. I especially liked the last line. Very reflective.ReplyDelete
One always hopes the generational skills are worth passing along...ReplyDelete
I really liked this one, felt it had a security factor to it!ReplyDelete
We had blue tits nesting in our garden one year and over the weeks could not believe the amount of commitment that the pair took over their home - especially once the eggs hatched!
I think he needs a roof or a poncho.ReplyDelete
But maybe I'm too hedonistic. ;)
It is good to see that some species look to care for their youngReplyDelete
~ mine was a bit jaded
A lovely piece. It's amazing all that we absorb in our youth that we don't realize until later.ReplyDelete