Flock together. Originally "byrdes of on kynde and color flok and flye allwayes together", this ancient proverb was first used in the 16th century by William Turner in the papist satire The Rescuing of Romish Fox. The meaning behind this old English phrase is that those with similar interests will congregate in groups. But is there really safety in numbers? I believe that feathers make the most beautiful accessory. Whether around my head or in my hair, on my neck or hanging from my ears finding a way to add a soft and dainty touch to any outfit comes easy. I am always sure to ask about cruelty-free feathers which makes me feel good knowing the birds who provided them are still wearing feathers, too.