BETWEEN THE CAGES - tammy peacy

I tell you not because it matters at all, but because through this you have been very kind, and too I believe curiosity should be satisfied.
I read a lot, and one of the things I read, not long before — before this — was about Da Vinci. An observation he’d made.
He’d noticed that when goldfinch babies were stolen from their nests, to be sold in cages, as pets, at markets, the mother bird would come with sprigs of poisonous plants in her beak. She’d move between the cages, depositing the greens into her babies’ upturned faces.
That’s the long answer.

Tammy Peacy
The Body Artist
Don DeLillo