In what can only be a nod from the gods, I no sooner make the decision to spend some long time illustrating what I’ve read the day before, than I stumble upon a wonderful story by Italo Calvino: The Origin of Birds. I won’t tell you more about it, hopefully, the quotes found inside the sketch will inspire you to read a little Calvino for yourself.
Let me tell you why you need to read Calvino: it is because he has the knack of extracting what your playful mind always knew was true but was afraid to think because the adults wouldn’t approve.
The musical accompaniment is, of course Free Bird.
I hope you find the time to fit a little dancing of the Funky Chicken into your day.