January 2021 | Oldtimers!


A moment on a winter day reminds him that if we just let go and give up
fighting we can let others help us fly again

On a snowy day in late December, I noticed a large bird walking among the trunks of the pine trees in the yard of my rural Wisconsin home. While I watched the bird, an AA friend arrived and excitedly identified it as a bald eagle with an injured wing. We watched the eagle struggle in the deep snow, exhausted from his attempts to fly. We called Patrick, a friend who is a certified raptor rehabilitator. Within five minutes, Patrick was on his way to help the injured bird.


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