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The bird brain

The robin’s nest is empty.

The three baby birds are gone, and so is the unhatched egg.

I’m amazed they lasted as long as they did, considering the ludicrous location of the nest.

They were utterly defenseless if their mother was away, searching for food. I suppose any nest of baby birds is equally vulnerable, but these robins never stood a chance.

Why did I allow myself to hope they would flourish and fly away? Probably because of the location. Probably because their lives weren’t logical to begin with. When odds are defied so magnificently, I can’t help but think I’m being set up to witness a miracle.

Not this time.

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