Today’s paper had a small sidebar note that 200 blackbirds had died from the shock of a New Year’s celebration noise–firecrackers, I believe. That strikes me as sad in two ways:that they died from fear, and that such deaths aren’t uncommon. Admittedly, I preferred thinking mass deaths resulted from a grand cause. I keep trying to ascribe a grand cause to most things.
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