Monday, May 9, 2011
Olivia and I were on a Saturday morning walk upstate, spotting bluebirds, herons, robins, when we saw this dear veery thrush in the middle of the road. At first we hoped it was a stick, and then we hoped we could save it. Alas, it broke our hearts we could not. Known for its unique song, this bird was silenced when it was struck by a car. We carried the bird home and buried it, marking the spot with our bird bath. Out of grief, Olivia gave the bird new life in her illustration.