Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two


I had an unusual wakeup this morning - a hummingbird flitted in through the window. I had left it open a crack for fresh air, but so narrow that the cat can't get out through it. For a bird on the wing, it would be an impressive target, because the bird would have to fold its wings and just fall through.

So I wake up to "whirrrr thump. Whirrrrr thump. Whirrrr thump" as the little sucker kept trying to fly back out and hitting the glass. I blinked in surprise once or twice, and then very carefully turned the crank that opened the window a bit wider to let it out. It whirred off, I presume with relief.

Clearly this a portent of some sort. I've only seen wild hummingbirds on the wing three times in my life, much less woken to one fluttering around my room. No wild animal has ever woken me (in a house. The army was a different story.) So this was an unusual occurrence.

So without further ado - a poll!

Poll #618046 Hummingbird

What is the meaning of the hummingbird's visit?

I should go forth, and suck the nectar of life!
I should eat like a hummingbird
I should drink lots of coffee, until I flit around like some kind of hummingbird
I'm due for a hummer.
I should bat my head against invisible barriers more often.
I am the only *other* animal that can fly backwards!

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