Saturday, June 19, 2010


Trying to fall asleep late on a Friday night...and all I can hear are mockingbirds.

Reminds me of this...

"Mockingbirds are the true artists of the bird kingdom. Which is to say, although they're born with a song of their own, an innate riff that happens to be one of the most versatile of all ornithological expressions, mockingbirds aren't content to merely play the hand that is dealt them. Like all artists, they are out to rearrange reality. Innovative, willful, daring, not bound by the rules to which others may blindly adhere, the mockingbird collects snatches of birdsong from this tree and that field, appropriates them, places them in new and unexpected contexts, recreates the world from the world. For example, a mockingbird in South Carolina was heard to blend the songs of thirty-two different kinds of birds into a ten-minute performance, a virtuoso display that served no practical purpose, falling, therefore, into the realm of pure art."
Skinny Legs and All - Tom Robbins

Other than being artists and composers, I also believe mockingbirds are insomniacs.

1 comment:

wow hey what said...

I was just watching Dumb and Dumber and remembered where your title came from. Totally K.