In days long past, Sky courted Earth. Sky showed Earth the sun and moon, the stars and clouds, all as an expression of its love. Earth, for its part, saw Sky’s tokens of affection and offered up its own: trees and insects, worms and moss. But they had a problem, both of them: Sky’s gifts could not be taken to Earth, nor could Earth’s gifts be taken to Sky.

Together, they collaborated to remedy this. Together, they created Robin, a being equally at home with Earth and with Sky. Robin bears the gifts of Earth skyward in its person, and by building its nests; robin bears the gifts of Sky earthward in the young it raises and its spreading of seeds.

Robin is their wedding band, their bond, their child. And in every action Robin takes, the age-old bind between Sky and Earth is renewed.

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