Thursday, March 18, 2010
Miss Em and the Crow
Miss Em woke up one day feeling a bit sad and lonely - but when she looked out the window she saw a beautiful crow flying straight towards her window. (She thought it was a crow but maybe it was one of those fancy crows called raven; she really didn't know the difference). The crow finally made it to Miss Em's house and while she seemed a bit tired, she also seemed very glad to be at that house.
She let the crow land right on her hand and they became instant friends - going everywhere together - friends forever. Her crow was funny, and sometimes baudy, but always loving and cheerful and direct. She seemed to know Miss Em inside and out, Miss Em wondered if she was real sometimes...how could a crow know so much about her? But Miss Em just decided to enjoy her new friend.
Every day, Miss Em would rush home from work, and talk to her friend. But after a while, Miss Em noticed that the poor crow was feeling sick, and needed some bandages and TLC.
She took the crow to the vet, who told her that a cage might help, and to keep the crow warm and dry...but otherwise there was nothing that he could do.
She gave her friend her a lovely cage to live in, but the crow got sicker and sicker. She was still a fun companion, and they still laughed together, and talked about all kinds of things - but it was obvious that poor crow was not doing well living with Miss Em.
Finally, Miss Em realized that she had to let the crow fly away in order to get better. She was sad but it really was all for the best, wasn't it? The crow agreed with her, and got ready to leave. She didn't have much to take with her....just friendship and love - which was enough.
She opened the window and the crow flew away high into the beautiful blue sky. Miss Em waved and waved and then just watched as her friend flew towards the sun.
Posted by Mim at 5:20 AM