Saturday, April 16, 2016

Good Deed for the Day

Enroute to the Golden Nugget parking lot, at the crack of dawn, I saw something hopping along the gutter, thinking it was a young rat, I braced myself. After all we were in the underbelly of the world, in Las Vegas. But it was too round. A fledgling sparrow had fallen from a palm tree, and was confounded by the height of curb. And so he hopped along it, seeking safe passage. So I scooped him up and stuck him in the shrubbery, not wanting to babysit him, as we were off to Floyd Lamb State Park for the Highland Games. He practiced with his new wings, finding his way. Each attempt a little better than the last. His parents circling him, offering encouragement.

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