This makes me sad, because I too had a tree, were i looked out my window, and i could whistle, and sing with the orioles, and mockingbirds, and make honey from the tree's bees nest. And one day our landlords cut down because it threatened for a branch to fall and crush our cable lines. But i would given up cable for making honey cakes with my mom, or having an oriole as a friend.
But in this sense i am glad i can relate to my favorite author of all time.
Thanks for listening.