Kickass, the doorstop dog, says the keeper’s plan to never wash the house windows in the interests of reducing bird collisions seems to be working, but this morning there was a serious “THUNK” at a bedroom window and later a dazed Robin squatted near the foundation stones. Ever anxious to extract meaning from the incidents and accidents of life, Kickass makes the following observations:
- The word “thunk” was obviously coined to precisely describe the sound of an unfortunate bird hitting a window
- Crashing into a window—especially a dirty one, may indicate a preoccupation with some mundane thing like reproduction.
- Just because you can see through something doesn’t mean it cannot give you a really bad headache, as in elections and promises.
- If you are awakened by a “thunk” on the bedroom window it is probably time to get up and make coffee while considering plans to encourage dirtier windows.