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Sunday, April 03, 2005


A robin woke me up this morning. It kept flying at my window, for whatever reason. I thought someone was knocking. I could see the bird through the blinds, jumping at me with hopeful anticipation. It looked hopeful, anyway. It wouldn't stop.

After about 10 minutes, I walked outside to see what its deal was. I couldn't find anything that would possess a bird to fly at my window. Maybe it had found a friend in the window reflection.
So, I looked up the meaning of a robin. [Why not?]

According to Dream Swoon:

Robin: One of the most fortunate omens you could dream up; great happiness is sure to follow.

And, The Church of the Holy Grail:

ROBIN - denotes a rebirth of ideas or spirit. Denotes the coming of Spring, a new beginning, a new opportunity, or a new birth of self. It also relates to patience such as when he waits for the worm to emerge from the ground for his food.

So, either it was a good omen, or a really, really weird thing that happened. Though randomness is always the winner. I was chased by a blackird in my hometown of Raymond, MN:

I had a running route that went about two miles into the country. Just before the last turn back into town, a blackbird would fly out of the grassy thicket and hover above my head until I crossed the powerline 20 or 30 yards away. Then, it would watch me until I was out of sight. It was just protecting its nest, though. Animals are weird.


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