Birds, Downtown

In Uncategorized on April 2, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Throughout winter, the trees were scraggly and yards were covered in snow. Pittsburghers searched the streets for color, but found only traffic signals and storefronts.

Each visit Downtown, I found relief in flocks of birds — crowning the rims of rooftops, then diving in unison, swirling through the air. Just when they seemed ready to perch again, they’d whip into ever more elegant patterns. In the dead air, above zombified traffic and ghostly walkers, the birds throbbed with life.


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