The other day, I heard a murdur of crows making a racket. Dad heard something else -- "It's a mother crow encouraging her babies to fly." The next day, as I hustled on down Coulton's Mill Road, my newly-attuned ears heard the same thing -- a loud, grown-up raucous "Caw!" followed by a chours of younger, higher-pitched "Caw! Caw! Caw!" Nest school in session!
Well, the day is lovely, Vicky's sitter is here, and bisikletim sürmeliyorum. It is now my duty to get on my bicycle. Yes, the Turkish language even has a part of speech to denote duty, or obligation -- the meli / malı infix. A more personal version of the three-letter Greek verb δει -- "it is necessary."