I visited a veterinarian yesterday and encountered a friendly, talking bird towards the back of the office. “Hola. Hola.” It happily repeated its welcome several times. Last night, I came home and spoke with my sister on the phone. As I completed my call in the living room I kept hearing, “Tell her I love her. Tell her I love her.” A little bit, my mom is like a parrot. Love you, too, Mom.