"OM Santiḥ, Santiḥ, Santiḥ" (Peace, Peace, Peace, in the Divine Sound). Shanti/Santiḥ/Santi: Shanti is a Sanskrit word with several English meanings: peace, tranquility, bliss, etc…. The peace which results from some degree of Divine communion is Shanti. The Embodiment of Peace is a Sant: "He who has attained Shanti is a Sant (Saint)." — Maharshi Mehi
“You get a parrot for what you can do for it, not what it can do for you.”
Sarah Brea | Of Parrots & People
People always are focusing on birds that talk. “I want a bird that talks.” “Does your bird talk?” They are so much more than that. They communicate in so many more ways. It’s not about them being our entertainment, although many are entertaining, it’s about us spoiling the fluff out of them to compensate for us taking them from the skies.
Indian Lotus, also Nelumbo nucifera.
Those budgies are pretty angry though…
"There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt."