by i. m. flying
faster than the speed of chirp, then hover on a dime
dancing with the hummingbirds (a reason for a rhyme)
* terror-torial hummingbirds (in scarcity mode) expend excessive amounts of energy protecting their "own" turf, when (in Truth), no-body owns anything.
* if the little chirpers ever decided to share, they'd find that there is more than enough sugar-water to go around, and more than enough for everyone.
* on the other hand, maybe that would create an overpopulation.
* on the other hand (II), maybe their dance is play-ful and Loving, rather than territorial. ..maybe they gain strength from adversity, preparing them for the long flight south -- during north carolina winter moments when wIe long for the short dance -- of the hummingbirds.
photos by l.martineau: charlotte, nc, u.s.a. and la fortuna, costa rica.
(is life a plight, a flight, or simply a dance of light?)