- 2 years ago
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Antonio Carlos Jobim, Nelson Cavaquinho, Jorge Ben, Rodrigo Amarante, Thelma and more.
"He saw a flock of the jeweled little birds darting among some blue passionflowers beneath a magnificent aguache palm, when a hawk descended in circles, seeking prey. The hummingbirds fled, with the exception of one, which uttered a tiny, shrill squeak and threw itself into the attack. Had it been able to cope with such a minute enemy that could fly in any direction at lightning speed, the great hawk would have been able to kill it outright with one peck of its beak, one contraction of its talons, or one beat of its wings, but the hummingbird annoyed it so much by flitting about its head and jabbing at its eyes that the hawk suddenly soared upward and left. The little speck of a victor settled itself on a twig and emitted a belligerent squeak of triumph, to be joined once more by its friends coming out of hiding. Aurelio always remembered this incident, and always the memory would make him smile."
- Louis de Bernieres