My eyes lock in on a spot of color on the sidewalk. On closer inspection, I see that it’s two red birds. I’m outside Hobby Lobby and the birds are fake and made from feathers and foam.
When you go to a store and purchase two four-inch birds, there’s a reason. I don’t believe in my heart these could in any circumstances be an impulse buy.
I see the back of another shopper walking purposefully towards her car. I quickly bend, pick up the birds and take off at a jog to catch her.
“Oh! Are these yours?” I thrust my hand forward with the little birds.
“Yes! They must have flown right out of my purse!” she laughs. “Thanks!”
Fly home little birdies, fly home.