Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac wrote the iconic song Edge of Seventeen 40 years ago. It’s about a white-winged dove that sang ‘whoo-whoo-whoo’ and continues to cause her fans to sing the same tune! 40 years later, Stevie is realizing that life truly does imitate art as a rare situation stood in her midst. She had never actually heard a dove sing until this point, relating back to the 1981 song.
In a video posted to Instagram, it shows a white dove perched on a tree branch, whoo-ing away into the breeze. “In 1980 I was flying home from Phoenix Arizona and I was handed a menu that said, “The white wing dove sings a song that sounds like she’s singing ooh, ooh, ooh. She makes her home here in the great Saguaro cactus that provides shelter and protection for her…” she writes in the caption.
‘Edge of Seventeen’ comes to life
Stevie continues, “As you well know, I was very taken with that whole picture and went on to write “Edge of Seventeen.” But over the last 40 years I can honestly say, I have never heard a dove sing~ until now.”
“Several days ago, outside my room, I started to hear the sound of a bird singing the same thing over and over. One little Ahhh~ and then three OOH’s~ over and over again. I thought it was an owl, but a friend said, “No, that’s a dove!” I started to cry. This dove had come here to watch over me. So we filmed her singing her song and I am sending her out to you. With love, Stevie Nicks.”
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Stevie wraps up the post with a little extra note: “p.s. She has been here for days. I think she’s here for good.