Where Observation Ends

Now, we wait. 


Since the Robin has stopped laying eggs at four, we don’t disturb the mother bird on her nest for the next two weeks. We don’t snap photographs. 

Of course, things might happen: a cowbird might come and lay her egg in the Robin’s nest. Squirrels, snakes, or even blackbirds might come and feast, destroying the eggs. A storm might blow the nest apart. 

We assume that nature will take its course, and we’ll return just in time to see something hatch. 

Sometimes, observation ends to just let things be. 

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