Thursday, November 17, 2005


Including the United States, (which is a foreign country to my younger daughter) we have now, as a family, lived in 5 different countries: USA, Guinea, Senegal, Ivory Coast, & Thailand. Believe it or not, but there has been at least one constant in each country, indigenous to that country: doves.

Each country's dove has its own different song. Even in West Africa, where the countries were only several hundred miles from each other, the dove songs were different. As I sat at home this morning, listening to the Thai dove song, I smiled. There were two doves sitting in a tree right out our front door. I could see them. And I could hear them singing to the birds across the street. "My" birds would sing a verse; then the birds across the street would sing a verse. It was very, very pleasant.

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