Begins with Egg-Spectations
Way up in a yellow birch tree sat an eagle’s nest with three eggs nestled in it. One night, a storm blew in, and the rain came down hard. The wind was so fierce it made the trees bow down.
One of the eggs fell out of the nest. It hit a branch, tumbled off a leaf and over a limb, then rolled down the trunk and continued rolling toward a cliff, closer and closer to the edge.
The storm ended, the wind died down, the trees stopped thrashing their limbs to and fro, the birds peeked out of their nests, and all of nature stood still and watched the egg roll off the cliff.
Then a miracle happened.
Just as the egg began to plunge, a dove came out of nowhere!
The egg fell through the sky, but the dove swooped underneath the egg and cushioned it safely on his back. Looking down, he saw a farm. He knew he couldn’t carry the egg for long, and he knew it had to stay warm. Seeing a hole in the top of the barn below, he headed toward it.
Swooping inside through the hole, he found a coop full of hens. “Oh,” he thought, “this is perfect!”
“Sometimes you just gotta be drop-kicked out of the nest.”
ROBERT DOWNEY, JR | ACTOR
One of the hens couldn’t sleep and had left her nest for a midnight stroll, so the dove flew to her nest. He let the egg roll off his back, tucked it in, kissed it goodnight and said, “You’ll be fine here. I know this won’t make sense to you, but this is where I’ve brought you to grow up. There’s a roof over your head, you’ll be fed, and you’ll learn and grow here. Trust me.” He hugged the egg with his wing and flew off.
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