In the previous blog post, Jen introduced this parakeet story as one that really spoke to her. Me too, Jen!! Liz's story is so funny yet so heartbreaking, so simple yet so intricate, the way real life and true love is. Two little love birds showing us simple humans how to live and love.
Liz Abrams11.19.2015Two Birds
Adam and Eve parakeets, the children’s intro to the wild life.
Yes she henpecked him
At night he would pick the lock on the cage, ease out of the cage coveOut he would fly-
He hung out all nightDailyDay in and day out
She always squaked, squabbled, naggedAnd cleaned his feathers
Each night, he made his grand escape
Before returning home in the morning to his cageHe, Adam, would fly to each roomAnd pick our hair, our cheekAnd wake us for the new day
Then Adam returned home to his henpecked environment
This ritual continued for almost a year
Our family commented one day,One day, we are going to find Eve, flattened outAnd Adam will be out of his misery
And then, it happened
One night, Adam and Eve, both out of the cage, walking on the living room floor and conversating
She fell over and diedThe next day the children shoe-boxed her, buried her in the backyard facing the kitchen window
Adam stood duty on the kitchen window facing Eve’s grave
Never moved or ate anymore food-Just looked out daily, without movement
And one morning, Adam lay on the kitchen floor, dead of a broken heart
A henpecked man does not mean an unhappy man if she’s the Love of his Life.