Mea Culpa: It’s the Finch of Faith, not the Dove of Peace

Hey, folks!  I owe you all a mea culpa.

Last post eloquently postulated about our mourning doves which I announced had created a nest in the front door wreath.  It was a logical assumption as last year, they made woven homes in my mom’s hanging porch pots.  However, seems I  jumped the gun on that one.

My mom has just informed me that a house finch fluttered from the nest this morning after she went out to get the mail.  I’m owning up to this one.  No dove of peace but what say you to the Finch of Faith?  I like that!

And I even found a fitting quote to go along with our sweet little nesters:

“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.”  Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Bengali poet, short-story writer, song composer, playwright, essayist, and painter out of Calcutta, India.

From Illinois, here’s to keeping the faith, and the 平安 (ping ahn), Peace.

About connieinchina

I have been in the Asia region for 18 years as an English language teacher. 13 of those have been spent with the Amity Foundation, a Chinese NGO that works in all areas of development for the Chinese people. Amity teachers are placed at small colleges throughout China as instructors of English language majors in the education field. In other words, my students will one day be English teachers themselves in their small villages or towns once they graduate. Currently, this is my second year in Guangxi Province at the 3-year college, Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities. The college is located in smalltown longzhou, 1 hour from the Vietnam border.
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2 Responses to Mea Culpa: It’s the Finch of Faith, not the Dove of Peace

  1. Sharon white says:

    Love finch of faith!

  2. Kate Lindsay says:

    Either way …. love birds!

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