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  • It is a lovely language, this cowbird speak.

    Modern and ancient, equally. Visually bold and cleanly graphic by sight, melodius and soft to the ear. And if you are lucky, you may be able to spot a cowbirder too, but only if you are especially attentive:

    Watch for the watchers. Look for a twinkle in the eyes, a knowing grin slowly spreading across the face, a possible raising of the eyebrows. You may witness them shoot a photo or jot down a note about a seemingly mundane thing. Looking, looking, always looking

    down at the sidewalk

    up into a tree canopy

    across a dirty table

    in the middle of nowhere

    and that, right there, is their defining characteristic, their particular magic:

    They seek, see and communicate beauty and meaning in common things.

    There is plenty of room in their nest. Spread the word!
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