Ozzie’s Character Flaw

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“Ozzie has an Achilles’ talon,” says Harriett. “He tries to keep it secret, but of course I know.”

“You know, and I know, Ozzie is an enormously, caring, respectable and loving bird. He is rational, thoughtful and conscientiously lives up to his values. Only I know of this weakness. Ozzie also knows of it.”

“Why I have it, I know not why,” he once told me.
“Self-confidence? Insecurity? I really don’t know.”
“But I know it’s there and I do not want it to be hurtful, especially to you Harriett.”

“Ozzie knows it is dangerous and potentially uncontrollable. Sometimes I have to be careful not to awaken it.  Generally Ozzie has no problem living and interacting socially, and to any other osprey he presents as a well-adjusted upstanding member of the species. He is dignified in his comportment and mien. No one would ever suspect the Green Monster that he hides so skillfully.

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I’ve never seen it fully unleashed, thank goodness, because I suspect it would not be a pretty sight. I’m worried about this interloper hanging around our platform. I think it may be Ivan. Ivan, “The Brute”, could easily awaken the monster, unleashing Ozzie’s volatile jealousy with all its blinding fury.”

I don’t want it to happen.”

(But it does)

To be continued…

About Harriett Raptor

Eight-year-old mother of five, fluent in telepathy, a possessor of genetic memory, a genius and scholar. Harriett holds the equivalent of a PhD in philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and the Homo sapiens’ concept of the humanities. Her understanding of mathematics and logic are beyond Homo sapiens’ current comprehension. Harriett is a thinker, a wise osprey, especially distinguished for her expertise in the Homo sapiens problem.
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