I see the bird in the left window, as shown here.
But the bird never makes it to the window on the right. I lay there and wonder about this every morning. Does the bird bank left in a precise arc, every single morning, at the same place? Or spiral up on purpose, to avoid the second window? Or do a complete about face? (About face. That's a weird term.)
This has moved from something I just think about fleetingly in the morning, to something I'm kind of obsessed with. I draw diagrams trying to figure it out, and in general, spend way too much time on it.
Where does the bird going so predictably every morning? It's weird, like s/he has a job that starts just after sunrise, even on the weekends. And s/he flies the same route every day. Does the bird think about me too, and wonder if I ever get up? Probably not, but then again, I doubt the bird knows I'm wondering about his/her absence from the second window. He/she may assume that disappearing act goes unnoticed. I've begun to wonder if there's a layer of commuting going on outside that I'm not keyed in to: the bugs and insects and rabbits, all coming and going on predictable schedules and routes that I just haven't noticed yet. I just notice the one bird.
I also think a lot about my one new bee, but that's for another post.