It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
Sometime overnight, a miracle happened. Actually, two.
I snapped this photo quickly, so it’s a bit blurry. Look closely, though, and you’ll see a newborn hummingbird resting beside its discarded shell! Its tiny twin is tucked under the rim of the nest.
Thank you, Mama Hummingbird, for allowing us the extraordinary privilege of welcoming your hatchlings into the world.