if they find this person, they are the luckiest in the world. if not, they are eternally screwed.
2.The yellow bird represents both the person you were with and the connection that you felt with them.
3.The warm yellow light, the happiness, between two people in love.
4.A common reference in Bright Eyes songs based off of a song by the folk artist Simon Joyner. This song speaks about how when you have this connection with your yellow bird your actions hurt them even when you aren't together.
Referenced by Conor Oberst in the song "We are Nowhere and It's Now" and In the song "Poison Oak"
Throughout the book, Perry Smith often dreams about a yellow bird. This bird symbolizes hope and the willingness to persevere in life. No matter what kind of trouble Perry dreamt he was in, the yellow bird would always rescue him. For example, when Perry was young, he would often dream about the fact that orphanage nuns would abuse him. In these dreams, the yellow bird would attack the nuns and lift Perry into the sky, thus giving him confidence.
"Did you forget your yellow bird, how could you forget your yellow bird" - We are nowhere and its now.
Kid 2: "Yeh shes a total Yellowbird"
Kid 1: *o_O*