≈ Beautiful Antique Books ≈ Hannah Jane Locker-Lampson, What the Blackbird Said. A Story in Four Chirps, London; New York: George Routledge and Sons, Cover and interior illustrations by Randolph Caldecott.
Saw many crows on my recent visit to Amsterdam: "The crow is a spirit animal associated with life mysteries and magic. The power of this bird as totem and spirit guide is provide insight and means of supporting intentions.
My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~George Eliot Le Merle Noir, illustration by Leo Paul Robert from ‘Les Oiseaux dans la Nature,’ by Eugene Rambert.
The Blackbird is an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft built by Lockheed Martin. Now the company is developing the successor to Blackbird. Developing the Blackbird of Successor to Blackbird.
I can tell you about the Blackbird's titanium frame, its Pratt&Whitney engines, or its genesis. What really matters is the thrill of flying it in an extremely dangerous mission, as remembered by this pilot.