In the back of his house, sort of near the miniature vineyard, is a small brown bird that jumps directly into the living room window—repeatedly—over and over and over and over… And he hits the glass over and over and over and over so hard and so often that, from the front of the spaceship house, it sounds like someone is hammering in back. It’s like he’s committing suicide. Or maybe he’s not giving up. I’m like the bird maybe. I don’t know if I’m losing the battle…or holding my ground? I just know I keep hitting the glass.
wino bird drawing by Christopher Matty...be sure to check out THE MOUNTAIN WINO OF TOPANGA CANYON PART 1 , too!