Here is your daily quotation from BIRDSONG BY THE SEASONS: A YEAR OF LISTENING TO BIRDS by Donald Kroodsma: "Once again I'm reminded of a fellow student in my ornithology class over 40 years ago. She had decided she was going to study frogs or lizards, I forget which, because everything was already known about birds. She scared me, as I thought that perhaps there was no future in birds." And now a quotation from today's New York Times: "their bodies cleave violently together, aflame with urgent need." Yes, that's from a respectable, sober theatre reviewer in the stately New York Times, and allow me to repeat: "their bodies cleave violently together, aflame with urgent need."