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“There are two types of singing for the birds <br />
 In one they are discussing things among themselves,  and  in the other they sing  songs to wake people up.<br />
If you listen they are discussing if they can have a boy friend or a girlfriend. The other subjects they discuss are where to get food from and what they like to eat.<br />
These birds don’t cultivate , they aren’t working or doing anything. They just sing and praise god saying “ Thank you for creating us.”<br />
Sometimes when I see the way the birds are flying I want to fly like them. If I were a bird I’d only talk to other birds and not human beings, talking to a human would be too threatening.”<br />
-Olivier,  age 12. Musanze, Rwanda. Photo by Brendan Bannon. March 6, 2014