The sun shines on the park. The wind lightly blows the leaves clinging to the trees. The park is empty except for one little girl dressed in a black dress, black tights and black shoes. Her hair is fashioned in one long braid. She has come to the park well-prepared. In one hand she holds a pair of red plastic binoculars to bird watch with; in the other she holds a pink Barbie camera to capture any exciting moments. It is unseasonably warm for an autumn day. She sees three birds' nests. She sees a squirrel. She sees a cotton-tailed rabbit. But she does not see any birds. Disppointed, she is about to go home when a giant bird soars above her in the crystal blue sky. The little girl takes a long look at the bird with her binoculars. Then she snaps a photo with her Barbie camera for posterity. Her day is now complete.
(November 7, 2008.)
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