Mar 17, 2010
Words to the Wise from Mockingbird
We are much calmer now. After all, it is all part of the circle. Nothing stays the same and everything changes. I have advised Queen Bambi of this and she sadly agrees. One of her kittens was shortly of this world, and she grew to understand that though she always has her little one in her heart, she cannot dwell there, but be present an live each day with Spyder and I. We are her family now. Spyder is her kitten, even though he is now twice her size!
When she gave the alert, we ran to see, and there it was, the birth of the first bud. Life goes on!
Then we heard many birdies chirping every excitedly all at once. We ran quickly to the large plate glass window to watch them.
Miss E had put out some seed for them. We had an outstanding time watching them as more fruit tree buds unfurled before our very eyes.
Suddenly Mockingbird landed on a branch. He startled Spyder beside me. Sounding very much like a nightengale, he said, "I'm telling you, that young whippersnapper knows exactly whereof he speaks! She's real! Please extend to her Grace my deepest regards and joy in her return!" and off he flew in the direction where last I saw the big yellow cat.
Whereof he speaks? What kind of phrase is that?
Her Grace? Does he mean Bambi?
Spyder just purred and licked a paw. "He means about the Dowager Lady Cat. My rocking chair friend. The one who mothered me when I was alone."