If I were a bird for a day…

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“I sometimes imagine what it would be like if I could fly like a bird.
Just imagine what it would be like to soar into the sky, flying high above the trees.”

Naturally, if I were a bird for a day, I’d have a small body which would be well-equipped with soft wings and feathers like every bird. I do not here want to go into the intricacies of difference in wings and feathers of various kinds of birds.It is because I do not want to divide the world of birds on any pretext like the artificial division among human beings on the basis of color, race, caste, creed, nationality, etc.

If I were a bird, I’d be having a pink or red plumage and two meaningful claws. I’d chirp in trees and live with other birds. I’d also build my nest in some tree.The most remarkable thing that I’d do is that I’d fly in the sky unhindered as the king or queen of skies as the case may be. It won’t be impossible for me to feel like Shelley’s Skylark to be somewhere near heaven from which height I’d pour my wisdom of ages down on the curious, puzzled humanity.

Man is habituated to looking before and after and that is the cause of his misery. I’d teach him how to soar in the infinite skies selflessly.Perhaps human spaceships which display their feats can be no match for me, since my flight is entirely selfless and arises out of sheer happiness and love for freedom and adventure, whereas any and every human activity of whatever dimension is a part of some selfish motive lurking somewhere somehow , without fail.

We live in a commercial business environment a bit like the birds reigning our skies; each knowing their hierarchical stance. Grabbing onto new heights and diving onto opportunities as they present themselves. Sometimes creating new challenges whilst embarking on unknown territories/heights. I live by the sea and last year I saw a flock of sea gulls enjoying a wind storm. Riding each gust of wind with share pleasure… feeling the thrill. A bit like when you take on a new project perhaps outside your comfort zone. You can feel the thrill deep in your stomach. A mixed feeling of excitement, joy and fear.

About Ojasvi Nath

Ojasvi Nath is pursuing her journalism from University of Mumbai. A prolific writer and with interest in films she writes scripts for short films.

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