Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunny Bird 27/30

Sunny Bird, collage/acrylic, 6 x 6
Elizabeth W. Seaver
A bicycle built for one, was in Sunny's opinion, the most wonderful invention--two-wheeled freedom under the summer sun. Because, let's face it, the nest was crowded, and some days he just needed to get away.

Billie was always hungry and squawking. Their parents had to fly far and wide to find enough to feed him. Millie was a happy sib, but had a piercing giggle which drove a spike through Sunny's eardrums and interrupted his reading. Pierce just wanted him to play pick up sticks all day, pulling on his wing and pulling him away from the sculpture he was building in his head. He loved his family, but he lived for the day he could move out and make his own nest.

When it all got to be too much, he jumped on his bike. He found that if he pedalled fast enough, the white noise as he cut through the wind made a perfect Sunny-sized space.


Ross Lynem said...

Love this. What a great story. A great way to start the day. Thank you Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Ross: Thank you so much!