Beautiful Bird

Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

(Langston Hughes)

Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager (Delothraupis castaneoventris) perched on a branch in Peru. (by Glenn Bartley)

I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.

(Pete Hamill)