During the pink flamingo phase, someone gave me a glass swizzle stick with a pink flamingo atop it. Since I don't drink, swizzle sticks aren't something I come across often or use, ever. But this one stuck around, and after awhile he acquired some companions. I've always had a soft spot for glass animals. My little glass feathered friends sit in a glass jar in a cupboard in the kitchen and once in a while I remember they are there and take them out and admire their miniature cleverness and detail. Every now and then, I'll run across a bird I haven't seen before and the aviary on posts will grow by one more.
How many items does it take to make a collection? Three? Five? Nine? There are 10 of them now, since that first winged species-on-a-stick came into my possession in the early 80s: a toucan, a blue cockatoo, a whooping crane, a seagull, a parrot, swan twins in black & white plus a coscoroba swan, a canary, an unidentified white bird with a big red beak and the pink flamingo that started it all.
Feels Good to Know: Sweden is the 3rd Best Country to Live in
*Title from a quote by Aesop