The Angel on the Tree

Therese Ralston
4 min readFeb 8, 2023

I’m about to take the decorations off our 2022 Christmas tree.

My husband cuts down a pine every year.

The tree gets close to the high ceiling.

Last birthday, my son gave me a baby blue budgie.

He imitates the whistles of 12 different birds.

He says hello constantly.

He chatters away when the covers are off.

I thought he might like to be in a real tree for a change.

I popped him up into the decorations.

The first time, he was fine.



Therese Ralston

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