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  1. sonya
    May 21, 2021

    Love it.

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  2. David
    May 25, 2021

    But Why? I also need birds, just to enjoy the freedom they demonstrate. I love to watch the curiosity of birds, and can even learn from them. Birds often tell me when the bananas are ripe, or when to pick the mangoes.
    I love this story

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  3. Alisa
    May 26, 2021

    I so totally love this.
    Fwiw, to a 4yo, why almost always means “how is it relevant to me.” The best answer to “Why is that tree there” = “So we can have a picnic under it,” or “So you can climb it.”

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  4. Emily Bradshaw
    May 27, 2021

    I love this fleeting moment and all the ways you deal with age and youth and transience and complexity and simplicity and the insufficient power of words to cover it all.

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  5. Robin.
    May 27, 2021

    I need birds. I worry when I don’t hear them chirping. I need inquisitive 4 year olds too. Love this short story.

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  6. Kristen French
    May 28, 2021

    I wake up to the sound of birds chirping every morning. I need them, they help me start the day knowing that there is more to this universe than me and my stresses and worries and responsibilities of life. Thank you for such a beautiful essay!

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  7. Theresa van Baalen
    June 7, 2021

    Love this!

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  8. Chris
    August 28, 2021

    Love it.

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  9. Veronica
    September 13, 2021

    Beautiful essay with great insight that really helped me realize there are small things in our everyday life we take for granted that we might realize we actually need–funny how sometimes kids are the ones who make us pause and really look at the world.

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  10. Gifty Anab
    May 3, 2022

    Beautiful essay. The whys of everyday makes us truly understand the beauty of the world.

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