Now a snowstorm is raging outside.
How long will you cling to your stupid pride?
I get it, finding the neighbor’s feeder empty was a heartbreak. Somehow you think it was your fault, and you have toiled to armor yourself against everything and everyone ever since.
You think you don’t deserve the joy of an endless source of seeds. And maybe a little part of you is afraid to have that and lose it again. But you do deserve those seeds. You did nothing wrong--you couldn't have prevented the neighbor's ignorance and thoughtlessness on this matter. Honestly, do you think you can control everything that happens in this world? Please know that I will keep my birdfeeder full!
Yes, my birdfeeder looks like a cage. People have told me so. But if you would stop being so stubborn, you would see that this feeder you so callously eschew would actually FREE YOU and that dark and gnarled husk you call a heart.
If you would just take a taste, just a taste, I think you would understand.