Zen-Den and I were opening snail mail while standing at the kitchen counter. I’d received a calendar from the Audubon Society whose mission is “to protect birds and the places they need.”
I didn’t ask for this calendar, it was just there, mailed to me, specifically– like many calendars are this time of year. Z-D doesn’t get unsolicited calendars like I do, but me? I got choices.
2020 will not go unnoticed.
Anyhow, Z-D glanced over to see what I was looking at. He saw what I had in my hand and asked: “Are you a member of the Audubon Society?”
I said: “No. The calendar just came in the mail.”
He said: “Why?”
I said: “Because this is what happens in September. Unsolicited calendars appear like manna from heaven.”
He said: “What’s the calendar look like?”
I started to show him the Audubon calendar, holding up each page that features a different endangered bird. I thought he might like to see them.
However after three bird photos he cut me off saying:
“OK, I get it. You got a free calendar with pictures of birds not fat enough to eat. Lucky you.”
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