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BrooklynBornThis blog started in my head when I listened in the 90's to friends who feared Brooklyn and newcomers who blogged about BK as if it barely existed before they arrived. Brooklyn as Tabula Rasa. My blog satisfies my need to hear and air feelings of B'klyn from the people whose life experience was born here. Also I hope to provide balance to some of the revisionist historical musings I've seen how Brooklyn and her residents used to be, we're still here. If we can all live as best possible while appreciating the past and neighbors we've inherited that would be great too.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Photo Wednesday 12/03/08 Chilly Willy the Pigeon

Here's a late PhotoWednesday edition: Winter soon come.
Hunkerdown

I've noticed this dude(or dudette) a few times over past weeks. I'm back from the dentist and the razor blades of joy that are dental x-ray films. There used to be some cushioned tabs the dentists would use to soften the edges of those films, so they wouldn't make dog food scraps out of the lining of my mouth. That they don't any more means somebody choked on one and spit out a trust-fund.

Anyway, between the razor x-rays and the razor's edge that is my life these days I got to experience the chill in the air. It's nothing like February will be of course, and I still hold out hope of a globally warmed christmas-time, but seeing the above pigeon puff itself up and try to bask in the days last rays of sun turned my cold clumpy heart into something slightly less cold and clumpy.

Even now as I write this the boid is still out there, the sun now gone, it's body bracing against the breeze. Winter soon come.