Saturday, August 05, 2006

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

"The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" is a fantastic animal documentary about a man who lived a homeless life, Mark Bittner, and his spiritual transformation as he fed and cared for a flock of wild parrots who fly on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. I cried, laughed and watched in wonder as he told the story of the flock and, in particular, focused in on a few of the birds he came to know well. The movie is available on DVD. There is a great deal of associated material available on the DVD; the stories within stories and followup's on the flock, particular birds and on Mark and others.

It was interesting, that, as in our own lives, the spiritual transformation that took place for Mark seemed to happen gradually and with the help of the birds, the support he needed to make that particular leg of his journey was there for him. We just don't do this by ourselves. So, the book, the movie and Mark Bittner's website

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