Yes I know this is a photo from last year. This year a male Rufus showed up on Mar 8, last year is was Mar 16, the year before that Mar 22, and is 2005 - Mar 21. Spring has officially arrived at our house.
I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it call itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defence the only arms I allow myself to use - silence, exile, and cunning.
James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man