It was an absurd thing to say, I admit, but it’s all I could think of this morning at the Battery just before I fell to the ground. This was no duck, it was an enormous eagle passing right over our heads as we kissed the concrete, so close we could hear the rush of wind in its feathers. I have no doubt it would have carried either of us off if it had gotten its talons around us. I have alerted the authorities. I pity the people who don’t see birds coming. They’re going to rue that kind of thinking soon.
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