My Bird is Romeo Author:Thomas Fall Emily's tree house was her refuge. In it she dreamed of suddenly becoming grown and beautiful and in it she felt close to her wonderful birds. One day, after rescuing a nestling sparrow hawk from a violent rain storm, Emily found she could no longer dream away the problems of growing up; in caring for the little bird, she had to face the pain o... more »f giving and taking in true love.
Because of her bird, her Romeo, Emily tried to change nature, tame nature, and fight nature, but to no avail. To really love either a wild creature or a person, she had to learn to understand imperfection and to give of herself unselfishly.
She had painted a sign, which she kept at the top of the steps, at the very entrance to her tree house. It said: "Emily's Private House-Keep Out!" But the one thing that invaded Emily's privacy was life itself with a rich reward-growing maturity.« less