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The Dove

I have mixed feelings about mourning doves.  I come from a family tradition that often viewed the doves as harbingers of death  And yet it was the mourning dove’s haunting cry that made me pause this morning on my way into work.  I looked around for the source of the sound but I could see nothing in the branches above.  I could have, maybe should have, continued racing into the office, but that moment’s pause was enough to make me realize I had plenty of time to make my destination.  I pulled a book from my bag and sat on a nearby stone wall.  Barely a chapter I skimmed, but it was enough time for this lad or lady to settle beside without notice.  I did not think it would allow me to dig around in my bag, secure the camera and then pull the camera from its case, but it did.  And then it flew on.

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