The Color of Water

why do you think Mameh used to feed and sing to little birds?

I want to understand what does Ruth;s mother means be sing to little birds and sing to them

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Mameh often fed birds and said never catch "birds who fly". She likely had a fondness for them because of their symbolism for both herself and Ruth. Ruth resembled a bird with wings, as she always had trouble settling down in one place. Mameh, crippled and unable to wander, found a bittersweet affection for birds who had the freedom she lacked.