overweening personal ambition is no virtue;
but while i had it,
i could have danced on a bed of nails.
eurasian tree sparrow
or maya... scientific name: passer montanus habitat: on every inhabited island in association with humans from cities to cultivation, particularly in ricefields birdwatch note: common, introduced species. white cheek with black spot, black throat and chestnut top of head. location: bangkok, thailand