None of us is born thinking we are ordinary. Feeling special is an essential part of the human
birthright. If you don’t think you are special, you won’t seek
to contribute your gift to the world. -Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
I love peacocks ... I know their call can be rather disturbing but when I was growing up, my grandfather kept them on his ranch to serve as a natural alarm system. I can remember watching in awe when Mr. Male would fan out his gorgeous tail in an attempt to attract the fair ladies.
My grandmother would gather up his lost feathers and kept them in a vase in her living-room.