“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.“

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings  By Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

The Earth’s a Big Blue Marble…

A fleet of orbiting satellites monitors Earth constantly. The satellites from NASA and other space agencies give us a fresh, wide perspective on things that we can see from the ground – and things that we can’t. Here’s a look back at Earth in 2013 from the viewpoint of orbit in celebration of Earth Day.

Please Close the Door.

You thought you could never listen to “Let it Go” again…  It started with the “not arrogant” “Good Looking Parents” and it has just (the opposite of) blossomed from there. Search You Tube — there are more covers of the cover and parodies of the parody than you can count. Here are the original and one of my favorites. What’s your favorite?  Feel free to comment because, “Love is an Open Door” after all.

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