Today’s Perfect Moment might be nothing more than timing. I saw a bird in the subway. Since there are numerous entrances and since the next station south is above ground, that probably isn’t such a big deal.
However, it got me thinking of omens and stories.
One of my favourite songs is Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band was decimated when several members (Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, and lead singer Ronnie Van Zant) died in a airplane crash. They reformed and got Johnny Van Zant, the younger brother of Ronnie, to be the lead singer. He, initially, refused to sing Freebird and let it be an instrumental. This can be seen in the documentary of their 1987 tour.
I later heard a story that, somewhere, he came across a bird struggling to fly. When he got close the bird had either been tied up or tangled up in some string or something. He released the bird and it flew away, one would assume, joyfully. He took it as a sign that he could start singing Freebird. As far as I know, he has done so to this day.
I had the song in my head the whole way home…so I put my headphones in and listened to it and thought about good omens. I think I will take it as such.