The Angle

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How To Be A Bird

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In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.

"The first, and hardest step, is to get rid of all your possessions, for I have never seen a bird carrying luggage, not even a small carry-on bag containing keys and lipstick and a compact. When you're a bird, none of these things will be necessary. They don't make storage garages for birds, you know, and nests aren't meant to hold much. Many people can't do this, so very few can become birds."