My wife and I recently lead a session of Karaoke at our church. We have been singing “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher for over 30 years, so of course we sang it there. I was looking through my images to finish, and I came across this one. Today I added the pastel background. It seems that there is something special right between the two birds. This lead me to start to write about a conversation between the birds, and well, you can see where it ended up. In case you are not familiar with the Carpenters, a brother and sister team from the 1970’s, one of their biggest hits was “Close to You”.
That Song Again
“ I hear that silly song again,” said the red bird, “you know, about birds suddenly appearing when you are near.”
“Yeh, I get this urge to be close to you.” added the blue bird. “Do you get the same feeling?”
The red bird did in fact feel the same way, but was guarded in allowing the blue bird to come too close. “I’m not sure,” she said, although her heart was beating quickly and her eyes were becoming glazed. “Tell you what,” she whispered, “Come a little closer and I will see if I get the feeling” She wanted to be in control, and be able to pull herself away if she needed too.
The blue bird came forward a few inches, and flapped his wings to keep himself fluttering in the air. ‘Wwwwwhell, what do you think?” he asked.
The red bird could hardly keep her claws on the branch beneath her. She felt a strong magnet pulling her body toward the blue bird. “Oh, okay you can come a little closer.” She responded, “Let’s not kiss just yet.” she added. Oh my goodness, she thought, why did I say that?
The blue bird’s heart pounded and his whole body shook. He began to sing notes he had never thought of, and he moved to within an inch of the red bird’s dark black beak. She too sang fluttering notes. Their notes blended together in the small space between their beaks, and a soft glow filled the room outside their cage.
” It’s funny how the love birds can understand the words to this song and sing along,” said the young man.
“Maybe they can feel our love as we sing, and want to join us.” said the young woman as she picked up the song sheet to choose another karaoke song for them to sing together.