A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home

By Henry Cole

Celeste is a mouse who's trying to find a home.

Is it nestled within the toe of a hot boot?

In the blouse pocket of Celeste’s new buddy Joseph, who's Audubon’s apprentice?

Or is domestic where deep inside of Celeste’s center, the place friendships live?

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She squinted; it seemed as though the osprey used to be flying very quick, swifter than she had visible him fly ahead of. And the basket: It used to be dangling and fluttering less than Lafayette…and it was once empty. Celeste raced from side to side around the sill. “What occurred? Where’s Trixie? ” “Darlin’, it simply occurred. Weren’t nobody’s fault, ’cept might be pass over Trixie’s for eatin’ greater than she ought’n to have. yet she pulled at the basket deal with, and one finish broke, and down she went, correct smack dab into the river. I went lookin’ for her, up and down the river, lookin’ at the place the currents may have taken her; but…I’m extraordinarily sorry, sweetheart, approximately your loss; yet that’s the way it occurred.

Thanks! happy to satisfy you, Cornelius. ” “I live…well, I did dwell within the woods close to the following. I can’t let you know how terrible it's to be trapped within this cage after a life of flying unfastened. How reliable are you with break out plans, Celeste? I’ve worn myself foolish attempting to fly in among the bars of this cage, and misplaced a few feathers within the method, as you will find. ” He regarded up. “What approximately that little door? ” Cornelius advised. “Can you climb up there and unlatch it? ” Celeste squinted up on the cage door.

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I’m hungry! the one view i would like is of a plate filled with foodstuff! ” With that she gave the strap one other challenging yank. immediately, one finish snapped, and the basket virtually fell away thoroughly. Trixie scrambled and clawed yet couldn't take hold of the strap quickly sufficient. She plummeted down, grabbing at air, disappearing into the river mist like a rock tossed right into a muddy pond. Lafayette felt himself elevate and bob upward, shocked through the unexpected drop in weight. “What the…Miss Trixie? ” he referred to as out as he appeared down and observed merely the dangling basket.

What occurred? What are you doing the following? ” Celeste raced around the ground and as much as the mattress rail, and gave the osprey a hug round his leg. Lafayette grinned. “I’m blissful to work out you, too, dumplin’. ” “But I heard any such commotion! I had no notion it'd be you! ” “You’d make a commotion, too, honey pie, when you have been tied up. and think about this. ” He gestured to a putrefying catfish head within sight. “They count on me to consume that? That fish has been lifeless longer than my Great-aunt Mabel, and I’m getting a bit of bit uninterested in the stink!

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