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For visually challenged writers, the image shows a sky full of dark, stormy clouds against which four large birds are silhouetted in flight.
The colour had been sapped out of their world.
Flight was their only option, so they set off on the route laid down by their ancestors.
Many had perished, becoming lazy with the spoils of a modern environment. Food was dispensed by well meaning humans, but with it, the urge to fend for themselves was quashed, and in the end they simply forgot how, or didn’t want to.
Their numbers had diminished, such was the control of their surroundings, but for an easy life, none seemed to question the reasons why, just accepted what was as the norm.
That had all changed.
Circumstances, a change in authority, global warming, killer viruses, had all taken their toll and the birds were faced with a do or die situation.
Out of a colony of twelve, only four were left.
Age was immaterial, knowledge was paramount, and luckily two had taken note of the elders musings and memories of migrations long passed.
They took to the skies, soaring high and flying West as their forefathers had done.
Instinct guided them.
They would know when they reached their destination for it would be awash with colour and they could begin again.
Loved the positivity despite many odds. 🙂
You are welcome, Di. 🙂
It feels like a lot of colour has gone from the world recently, I like the idea that it will come back as we hopefully get over recent events.
It would be good wouldn’t it.
The instinct for survival is imbedded in all things living. Great story Di
Of course 🙏
Here’s to new beginnings. I hope that the life after the pandemic Era isn’t too far away
Oddly enough, after an unexpected afternoon with my granddaughters, I just wrote something for morning about finding that colour again 🙂
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I love this Di, it applies to us as well as the birds. You have encapsulated the world on its present hyatus…💜💜💜💜
thanks Willow. Hope you are OK today
Better than yesterday thank you 💜
Good. One step (and day) at a time. ❤
Indeed, had to go to hospital yesterday and it knocked me for six 💜
I can imagine. Rest up. ❤
I am 😀
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