Thank You for this possibility to make each other better. My daughter asked me about a birds in a cages we have seen in the zoo: “Why are these birds in the cages? In my fairy tales birds live in a magic forest.” I explained that the zoo is a kind of hospital for a sick birds. Its will live in a forest when a doctor allows. 5 y.o. is a good age for this story, daughter is satisfied by my answer.
“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.” Jacques Deval sarcastically said. The words mirror human approach to nature, but in our will to help each other to become better, kinder and in the end make a little creature free. I mean “little creature” in the wide sense. We all have something or somebody to free.
I love poems by Alexander Pushkin. The special one for today is “The Little Bird”.
Here in a foreign land
I perform an ancient rite:
I free a bird from my hand
in Spring’s cascading light.
The act consoles my heart,
how can I grudge God’s will;
if I can grant, to some small part
of Creation, freedom, still?
A models walks the runway in the Agatha Ruiz De La Prada show during Milan Fashion Week Women wear Autumn/Winter 2009. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images).
Thank you for your help to make me better. Happy Friday!