When you are a crow, there comes a time when you start seeing things you never saw before.
When I was a baby crow, I only saw things from where I was. I looked out through my eyes and saw what was out there.
One day, while I sat talking to the lady, I suddenly realized I was looking at myself through her eyes!
It was a bit of a shock.
Now I knew exactly what I looked like, and it was just like the crow in the pond. I chattered to the lady about this, and asked the cat what it thought.
But neither of them could understand what I meant.
That is when I discovered that I could do things that people and cats could not do: I could see through lots of eyes, and be inside lots of things, looking out and seeing the same things in different ways.
I asked the man about this, and he smiled.
He said that I was forgetting what I was.
I squawked back at him and pecked his ear. I told him I was a crow.
"Yes," he said. "You are a crow. But you are everything else too. Everything... "
I pushed my beak behind his glasses and poked him in the eye.
He jumped back, turned his head and rubbed his eye hard.
"You are a damned nuisance, too," he said.
Crows and Wasps.
6 years ago