I admire birds for a very strong reason.
Try and tease one or pour a bucket of water when they may not be watching; they will simply fly away, never to come back. They would never stop in their flight to screech back at you. It will leave you stood there like a fool watching at its flight. It conveys its sarcasm without going beaks. It says it all- How poor a man is without wings or the ability to fly!
Their sense of detachment is what I envy.
- A new partner for every mating season.
- The male acting as the real provider by building the house and then taking turns to feed the babies.
- No pretensions of sex being a pleasurable act when all it is to take the progeny forward. A couple unites to only mate and not date!
That’s where it starts becoming ugly.
The concept of dating and mating is as controversial as Love itself. What has Love got to do with mating or even marrying? The 1st one is about lust; the other one is about wanting to settle down with someone instead of going nomadic about it. Atleast birds are very clear when it comes to the concept of Love. They don’t create a huge fuss about it like we do.
Yet another pattern I have observed is how revolting they become if you try to hold them or en-cage them! Unless you catch hold of the younglings. That’s when they adapt themselves to seeing human beings around them. Otherwise, they keep fluttering till you either let go of them or they end their lives themselves palpitating and starving. Unlike captivated human beings, they don’t try to adjust to the new place. No matter how much cold water or how many seeds you scatter around them; they won’t look at the grains till captivated. They prefer giving up their lives instead of chirping sat inside a cage. A small little fluffy bunch with beaks leads her life better than any virtuous human.
But we never learn from them or for ourselves.
There is a reason why we can’t fly. With a venomous tongue and shrewd mind; the added up ability to fly would only resurrect the dragons.
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