Australian Corella

We were joined by a Corella in our back yard yesterday. He seemed somewhat elderly, being slow of movement and careworn in appearance. They can live up to 45 years in the wild and are thought to pair for life, which might indicate that our visitor was widowed. He sat in a brush tree peering down at me, perhaps contemplating the numbers of humans he had observed over the years. Having tired of me, he buried his head in his feathers and nodded off, like any other old man. Western culture idolises youth; may we, instead, venerate maturity.

Wisdom is with aged men, And with length of days, understanding. Job 12:12

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