Montessori Macaw

Scott Attenborough

Surprise, United States

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Around the corner and down the road from where we live there is a Montessori School. I’m not all too familiar with the concept. Apparently, the term Montessori refers to a method of education developed by an Italian woman called Maria Montessori. Go figure. It is an approach that is based around helping children discover learning. I won’t go into much more about it because I would then be proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, to know nothing except what I can read on a Wikipedia Page. I have friends, including a daughter, who could probably explain it much better than I could.

I don’t much come into contact with the school down the road at all except when I walk through the grounds on a weekend. There are cool things there like an over-sized chess set, an open air auditorium, and a combo basketball court/tennis court. Just up the hill a little from those cool open spaces is a Macaw. It is a grand large bird. I loved seeing it every time I walk through the school. Recently, however, he seems to have been relocated or is in the infirmary or he might even be… (won’t say it). Suffice it to say that I haven’t seen him in a while.

Every time I would walk by his cage he would put on a big display like he was protecting his roost. I’m sure if you were his friend or if you were the person who took care of him he would be more docile. I really don’t know. To me, he was loud and disapproving.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed seeing him when I walked by. I miss him. I hope to see him again some day but in the mean time I did a drawing from an old photo I took when on one of my little strolls. This drawing results from that photo.

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