Last Thursday I had a mystical experience with a bird.
See, birds chirp in the back yard all the time. We have three trees and they like to hide in the shade. But the chirping was so loud last Thursday, and so repetitive that I went out to see what was causing all that noise. And there it was, a large black bird. A raven perhaps, I am not sure. And this blackbird started chasing me. I thought it was either hurt or protecting something. I looked for little ones, or eggs, but found nothing. It chased after me, as I walked around the back yard. It was getting so close to me, that I found it very unusual. It was not scared of me.
I reached out to touch it, and it let me. After a while it even flew on my head, then moved onto my arm. I fed it some bread and gave it some water.
It spent the afternoon in our back yard; eating bread, drinking water, climbing on me when I'd go out to check on it, walking around my mint garden. I was so happy. I though I'd get a new pet, one that'd be free to fly around, and come to my backyard for food and water and to hang out with me.
At dark, it flew on the lower part of our roof and I said good night to it.
The next morning, it was gone. I looked for it around the house, but not a trace. It's almost like it never happened.
And I am not sure what to think of the whole thing. Why did it come? What was it looking for? Why was it not afraid of me? I've never had a wild bird behave this way.
Maybe it came to give me an inspiration to paint. Because I have been painting it all day long.