The Glory of Love…So Long BirdTalk

Written By: B.D. Butler - Jul• 17•12


Back in the 90’s, there was this movie, that changed a generation, sparked a number one song, and has resonated through the years. The movie is called Beaches. Beaches is one of those chick flicks that never gets old, generations of people have seen it, and uh-huummmm Hollywood, does not need to be remade. In this movie there was this song, no not “Wind Beneath My Wings” song, I know, I know you thought, oh bird blog and wings. I’m not quite that cheesy, and it doesn’t necessarily go with my point. Anyways, where was I? Oh yes, this song was called the Glory of Love. It lifted you up in the beginning (cutely done by Mayim Bialik) and was a very tasteful and glamorous adult tribute at the end by Bette Midler (or also known as The Divine Miss M.).

Click here for Beaches.

I, as a writer have ways of tying things into my life with raising parrots and the world of aviculture. Now, you are probably asking yourself, what the heck does Beaches have to do with parrots and aviculture. Well I just recently got wind that one of the main reasons I am in the world of parrots is now ending. Bird Talk Magazine is no longer being published. It is not certain if Bird Talk will be turning into an online feature or as is also knows as an E-zine. I understand the economy is in the hole, and things just can’t be afforded, it however does not make the sting of the situation feel any better. I looked forward to Bird Talk being delivered every month. In fact I blogged about it! Click here.

Bird Talk showed me a world out of my own farm I was growing up on, and brought me into an amazing world of companion birds and their owners lives. I can remember reading and reading over and over again, these stories of parrots, and dreaming of the day I would own one. Later as the owner of Cooper and Dexter Bird Talk gave me and hundreds of other companion bird owners great information, and access to countless resources. There were personal stories submitted by people just like you and me. These stories brought heart and triumph to the publication.

I got my pic of BirdTalk here.

Bird Talk also brought the humor to parrot owners through Patricia Sund’s “A Memo to Parker and Pepper”, ( which made light of the trials and tribulations of owning birds. Sometimes its nice to know that someone can relate to what it takes to be a good parrot owner, and have a great sense of humor about it.

Hopefully this is not the end for the magazine that inspired not only me, but I am sure countless other people in the world. It sure isn’t going to be the same every month, getting that magazine in the mail, that’s for sure.

So again, you are probably asking yourself again, what does Bird Talk no longer being published have to do with Beaches or the song Glory of Love.

It’s about the lyrics, and the message behind them. Sometimes things change that are beyond your control, and you have to look back and think “don’t be sad because it’s gone, but be happy because it happened” – Dr. Seuss

“This is a song I’ve been singing for a long time.
It’s like an old friend.
But, you know, I think it,
It’s only recently that I discovered what it’s really about.”

You’ve got to give a little, take a little,
And let your poor heart break a little.
That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love.

You’ve got to laugh a little, cry a little,
Until the clouds roll by a little.
That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love.

As long as there’s the two of us,
We’ve got the world and all it’s charms.
And when the world is through with us,
We’ve got each others arms.

You’ve got to win a little, lose a little,
Yes, and always have the blues a little.
That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love.
That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love.


Thanks to all of the Bird Talk staff that made such an impact in the world of avicuture. You’ve been an inspiration.

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