The first time I came across rescue remedy was in the recovery of a bird that had smashed itself into a window. A friend, who is a vet and uses homeopathic remedies in his practice, was staying at the house. He dropped some rescue remedy into the bird’s mouth and set it on its way again. Now, I know birds do stun themselves and recover and this could never be described as a double-blind trial but it was suitably impressive.
In the world of Twitter, when there are ‘too many Tweets’ an image appears of a whale, fondly known as the #failwhale, being raised by little birds. If Twitter is nearly dead there may be no image at all. Perhaps there should be one to show that twitter is down, but being rescued.
There are reports that use of the internet, Twitter, et al are linked to depression; but is it cause or effect? I wonder if anyone has studied the ‘group hug’ effect of media like Twitter, when you are having a bad day and someone sends you a picture, poem, music track, some wise or kick-up-the-pants words; do they help? I hope they do, I like receiving them and am prone to offering them to other people.
In the meantime I hope the bird above makes a full recovery.
This poem may make you smile The Parrot: A True Story. I found it in my mother’s old school poetry book. I wonder if it inspired the Monty Python team.