Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Restorative Moment

Today was a particularly trying day of teaching. It's getting late in the year, and as usual my students are not terribly smitten by Romeo and Juliet. To make matters worse, I'm battling a really nasty virus that has taken my voice.

Ah, but at the end of the day I paused to check in on my favorite web cam buzzards...

http://www.sandiegozooglobal.org/video/condor_cam

Just in time to see mother and chick preening and bonding with each other. Oh, blessed mystery of life, at last I've found you!

The baby Condor now has a name. So the family consists of Sisquoc (the father, I met him long ago in San Diego), Shatash (the mom), and Saticoy (the chick). The names are all Native American.

I don't know about you, but I think "Saticoy" is a lovely name. It's too bad I'm too old to have more children.

Perhaps I'll suggest it for a grandchild.

6 comments:

Alex said...

But what's wrong with "Buzzard"? ;)

Harry142 said...
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Anonymous said...

Love Saticoy. What does it mean?

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I love Native American names..they all sound 'soft'.

Anne Johnson said...

"Saticoy" means "It is sheltered from the wind." I believe it's Tlingit.

Anonymous said...

Is it pronounced like it's spelled?