First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Sunrise 5:57 am: Of birds and saints

The Dawn Joggers saw lots of what they refer to as clumping this morning. The Revenue Generators were jogging around the lake, and the ground squirrels were so numerous and so active on one large field, it looked like a prairie scene. Then they came upon some birds on a wire near the horse paddocks that the male DJ thought looked like notes. That got the female DJ thinking about the song "Bird on a Wire." According to Wikipedia, Leonard Cohen began to write it while emerging from depression during the 60s. He was living on the Greek island of Hydra at the time, and the phone lines upon which the bird sat were new. A quick Google on the song title netted Cohen's thoughts on saints that begins, "What is a saint? A saint is someone who has achieved a remote human possibility. It is impossible to say what that possibility is. I think it has something to do with the energy of love..." A reading of the full text provides much to ponder.


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