liked knowing about flying around clouds. Why, those birds even told him secrets known only to other bird folk.
At the end of summertime, the birds would chirp to the man a very sad song. They had to go away because the winter would come and make it too cold for them to stay with the old man, but they told him how they would miss him while they were away. The old man cared very much for his little friends and would always insist that they use his great, long beard to help them build their winter nests so they would have a cozy home with them always. The five birds reluctantly obeyed the old man and took almost every last bit of his long, grey beard to make their nests. They chirruped promises to return someday as they flew away from the old man.
When wintertime would come, the man was very sad and lonely, and his chin was very, very cold. The old man would try chatting to birds in pet shops, but it just wasn’t the same, and the shop owners usually kicked him out. As winter went on and led into spring, the old man’s beard began to grow once more.
When springtime came, the old man would sit on a park bench combing his beard when the happiest of noises would reach him. The familiar chirps of his bird friends would fill the air as they landed on his hat, and in his beard. The old man would hold out a finger so one of the birds could hop on it and tell him all about the adventures that they had in other parts of the world.
One day, as the leaves on the trees were beginning to change color, a tear trickled down the old man’s cheek and into his beard as he smiled at his little friends.
“Why are you sad old man,” the birds asked him.
“My dear little friends, I miss you during winter time, and getting to see you again always makes me happy once more, but I’m sorry I will have to go away soon. You may use my beard one more time for your nests, but please stay with me until I must go and tell me again how it is to soar among the clouds.”
The birds were very sad to hear that their friend would soon leave them, but they did as the old man said and took his beard one last time to make their nests. Then they returned to him and told him one last time of how it felt to ride and swim through currents of air, and dance and sore among the clouds.
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Colour: Blackbird singing in the grey of night.