Monday, June 14, 2010


A tale of tragic swallow love


Love and Sorrow. Here a female mate is injured and the condition is soon fatal. She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road.

Her mate brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion.

He brought her food again but was shocked to find her dead.

He tried to move her ... a rarely-seen effort for swallows!

Aware that his mate is dead and will never come back to him again, He cries with adoring love.

He stood beside her, saddened of her death. Finally aware she would never return to him, he stood beside her body with sadness and sorrow.

Millions of people cried after seeing these photos in America , Europe , Australia , and even India . The photographer sold these pictures for a nominal fee to a famous newspaper in France . All copies of that edition were sold out on the day these pictures were published. And many people think animals don't have feelings. You have just witnessed Love and Sorrow felt by one of God's creatures. The Bible says God knows when a sparrow (swallow) falls. How much more He cares for US.


Gary Kelly said...

Do you know what anthropomorphism is? It's basically why Mickey Mouse became famous.

Stew said...

That's very touching. We're proud of all the colorful birds that grace our little yard and would be crushed if one was to get hurt.

Since the photo's didn't show up, here's the address for a video of them.

JustinO'Shea said...

Yes, I know what that means. . .it's what is or seems to be going on in the heart-touching post on the sorrows.

If the photos are the result of a photoshop visit. . . .then it is all a maudlin fraud.

If the photos are "real" these are certainly well-trained birds.

Query: must every story/faerie tale always be demythologized?

J said...

Justin, if you weren't such a romantic we wouldn' care for you as we do. A good friend of mine, now deceased, was known to embellish the stories he told, and they ended up 10 times the better for his editorialization. God how I miss those stories, because if they weren't true they damned well should have been. So if it is a fraud, it's our kind of fraud.

JustinO'Shea said...

Aaawww. . ..thanks J.

Myths, parables, faerie tales are all TRUE. . .they give/teach a real lesson about life, love. . .these may not be historical fact, but they still true.

Families, tribes, races, nations are built on such tales. . . it's part of our being human. . .values are taught via such.

Gary Kelly said...

Query: must every story/faerie tale always be demythologized?

That's a good question, JustinO. Lemme think about it.

Meanwhile, I take J's point. A little embellishment can turn an ordinary dish into a masterpiece.

A bunch of girlfriends took me into the ladies loo one time and gave me the whole makeup routine. When I emerged, I looked stunning, and the crowd went ballistic.

Next morning, when I woke with the world's worst hangover, and went into the street to collect the morning paper, I realized too late I'd forgotten to remove the makeup.

And the neighbors were horrified.

JustinO'Shea said...

Now THAT I would luv to see. . . hahaha. . . Once in high school at a party some girls decided I ought to be blond.. . and proceeded to spray my hair golden! Didn't look too bad, tho I think it make me look like a hooker. . .

I got home circa 5 am and went straight to bed. . . when I awoke I discovered the "tarnished golden locks" had made the pillow case sickly green!!!

MOTHer was interested in that transformation. . . . hahahahaa