See-Through Skin

I imagine what it would feel like to hold one of these baby birds, and I get the jibblies*.  In some ways, I would enjoy the feeling of caring for a chick (not that I know how to).

But what really gets me is how delicate they are.  Its head and body would just lie limp in my hands.  I would look down at its wrinkly, see-through skin, and its gray, bulbous eyelids.

For a split-second I would  imagine what it would be like to squeeze it tightly in my hands, but then horrified at the thought, I would shake my head.

Chicks are truly amazing to me.  How can something so fragile stand any kind of a chance in this world?

*Definition of “jibblies”  from Urban Dictionary: A horrible feeling that makes you want to jump around, kick your feet, and shake your hands, attempting to rid yourself of the bad feeling.


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2 Responses to See-Through Skin

  1. Holly Niphakis says:

    I think we of the older generation would call it the heebie jeebies 🙂

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