Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
And in the End was the Word, Amy's Word

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Sunday, March 1, 2015


When we first came back to the Finger lakes in 1966 we caught and befriended a baby crow.  It was nearly ready to fly.  We made it our pet.  Unfortunately it did not last more than a few days as a cat or raccoon pulled it through the wire cage we had made.  My father had named it Barabbas.  Barabbas was called a "notorious prisoner."  He was chosen over Jesus by the crowd to  be released (during the Passion.)  Just maybe since we did not see the escape or ingestion..maybe he got away.

Crows get a bad rap-- they are very intelligent, but cultures consider them evil.  Their grouping is called a "murder of crows".  Maybe it is their black coloration that makes them scary to people.  Then of course there is The Raven, by Edgar Allen Poe.

I feed them bread scraps, tossing the old bread out into the lawn.  I also like to caw to them...I don't really know what I am telling them though!


This is a cute video about gifts from crows to a little girl.

This painting was done when I was certain a raccoon killed Barabbas.  I used a children's book as a reference.

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