Thursday, March 3, 2011
I told Bill this morning I feel like a very lucky woman.
I get to share so much with him, and he makes it so much fun.
Photo by Mary Ferracci
There's not much Bill likes better than getting people on a life bird. He's good at it, too. He chases down the beginners, wrests from unwilling lips their mumbled confession that they didn't really get a look at it that time, then makes sure they get a killer look at it the next time. He makes it his mission. You should see the smiles he brings.
Fun (and Connie and Claire and Anne and Ric and Kelly and Sara and Nina) seems to follow him wherever he goes.
Forget Pied Piper. He's way cooler than that.
He's the Mack Daddy of birdwatching.
And then there's the full-blown Crowmance going on, the huge adventure of making our own music from the ground up with like minded souls, The Rain Crows.
Mr. Fez makes it happen.
He puts everything he's got into music, making sure everybody's on the same train. And when everybody gets on that train, look out, because it's going to go somewhere. He looks like he's relaxing here. Nope. Just planning his next move.
photo by Timothy Ryan
I dream of spring, when we can walk slowly down our trails, listening and looking at everything
and Bill can teach Liam, again, how to throw properly
with a backdrop of filmy green and sibilant warbler song
leaving me to marvel that this vessel of wonderful DNA is going to grow up big and tall, maybe even knowing how to throw with pinpoint accuracy like his Daddy
but we all will have had fun in the trying and the growing.
I'm not saying the sun exactly shines out of Bill's posterior all the time
but on the whole he's a pretty awesome mega-chunk of humanity and
photo by Shila Wilson
we feel mighty lucky to have him in our lives. Blessed, yes, that fits. Happy birthday, BT3. You are the bomb.