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Monday, December 25, 2006

The Story of Little Birdy

He was a little bird in a big beautiful golden cage; placed by the window ; enabling him to take a look at the outer world…
the cage was comfy and clean, it was always filled with food and water. There were some branches that the bird could jump on too…

At first, the bird was happy, and filled the house with its joyful singing; till one day; a couple of birds stood by the window where the cage was… they sung for a while, and then flew far far away…

The little bird no more sung… although the cage was big and he had everything he might need and even more; the bird felt lonely and that he was a prisoner... the cage was too empty for him… the bird wanted more, he wanted to go out, to get a chance to see what’s in the outer world, he wanted to meet other birds, to sing with them and fly far away and high in the sky, just like those two birds did… he wanted freedom…

The owners noticed that the bird was no longer happy, and were kind enough to open the door of the cage… the bird jumped a step or two closer to the door… he took a look outside, and another one inside… He felt too scared, what would he do when it gets too cold out there and starts raining? Where would he get food when it starts snowing? What will protect him from cats and other enemies he might face out there? the little bird kept on thinking…

A couple of seconds later, the bird flew up to the highest branch in the cage, it stood there, and with all the power that he had, he started singing again…

The question is, what would you do if you found out that this little bird was you?

11 Comments:

  • At Monday, December 25, 2006 7:37:00 PM , Blogger Samir R. said...

    I guess it depends on the bird's "personality".

    If his goal in life to secure such a secure cage with all his needs, the he should stay..

    If he wants his life to be a never ending adventure, he should leave...

    But I wouldn't leave unprepaired, those two birdies making fun of me at the window need to tell me what it's like out there, hehehe :)

     
  • At Tuesday, December 26, 2006 1:37:00 AM , Blogger ahmad said...

    i would fly away....freedom cant be negotiated...and we were not born just to eat and sleep safely...but we were born to do something in our lives that cant be done inside a cage....
    و كما يقول المثل: "الجنة بلا ناس ما بتنداس"

     
  • At Tuesday, December 26, 2006 3:55:00 PM , Blogger Tala said...

    these are lyrics of a song..

    And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
    Hot ashes for trees?
    Hot air for a cool breeze?
    Cold comfort for change?
    And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?...

    outside the cage could be worse, could be better, you can't tell.. you neither know if you can handle it or not unless you try.
    if it was me, i would definately fly.. i can build a cage that suits me and actually it wont be a cage it would be my comfy place, less luxurious maybe, but its what i chose. no one dies of hunger.

     
  • At Wednesday, December 27, 2006 2:13:00 AM , Blogger Moh said...

    I'd fly! It should be ok, there are at least two other birds flying out there!

    By the way, am listening to a radio show and they are voting for the best and the worst moment in 2006, consider it a tag ;p

     
  • At Wednesday, December 27, 2006 3:00:00 PM , Blogger Dar said...

    A5er el zaman bedek eyani 2atla3 3asfooor !!!

    Law ana heik konet " ba5dek 3ala 2ad 3a2lek " bashofli sheleh 3asafeeer o bateeeer ma3hom , to lear how does it sound outside ! sewsew !

    CheeerZ!

     
  • At Wednesday, December 27, 2006 3:47:00 PM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    Samir:) they might tell u what to expect, from their experience, but this doesn't mean that this is what's going to happen with u... no two can live the exact same life... once ur out there, ur by ur own ;) there r things that no1 could warn u about...

    ahmad: think again... if u look at ur life, i'd say that ur still in the cage... u r exactly where u've been for the past years, nthg has changed...

    Tala: what if u know that u'll be leaving ur cage for another smaller one? what if u don't like it out there? u know u might never get the chance to go back to ur cage... once ur out, there is no way to get back or return...

    grass is always greener on the other side, but things rn't always as they seem...

    i know that i won't die from hunger... am just that afraid i might take the wrong choice :) and maybe am scared coz i know there is no way back... i know my little birdy wants to leave, but i guess he isn't ready to leave it's cage yet... it needs more time...

    moh :) u did already fly far away ;) but the truth is, we live in more than 1 cage...
    thanks for the tag, and hey, expect to be tagged soon ;)

    Dar: lol, shelleh mara wa7deh! el ayyam jayeh, we'll see if u'll actually stay in ur cage, or if u'll leave ;)

     
  • At Wednesday, December 27, 2006 7:49:00 PM , Blogger skunk said...

    you'll never know if youre ready or not until you try.

    besides, failure tends to teach us more than success ever has.

    my two cents :P

     
  • At Wednesday, December 27, 2006 9:24:00 PM , Blogger Tala said...

    as long as you can sleep in peace when a day is done, and you have a good company to laugh out loud with, nothing really matters, you can tell a happy person when you see him/her, when the environment is wrong, it kills.
    thats why the idea of being in a cage is rejected in the first place, even if it was heaven, i will keep on fighting it la 7atta atla3.
    6eer w 3alli ya 7amaaaam faw2 s6oo7 byoutnaaaaa =D

    7alaftak bil ghoson ya 3asfoooooooooooooooooooooor
    ;P ( i broke some glass now )

     
  • At Wednesday, December 27, 2006 9:36:00 PM , Blogger Tala said...

    well you know, the otherday was my cousin's wedding, i have another cousin who is 42 years old, single with double PhD, getting married this summer. he told me you know what would have been a huge mistake, i said what? if i got married when i was 30! you know why? i said why? he said because i knew i was not ready. i would have got into divorse if i married. i know it could not have anything to do with the bird, but it clicked in my mind that day, that unless i know i am really up to what im moving towards, and its something you only know it best, not even your closest people on earth could advice you, i won't and no one can force me to do what i dont want.
    thats why i wont regret any decision i take because i chose it.

     
  • At Wednesday, December 27, 2006 10:45:00 PM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    skunk:
    "you'll never know if youre ready or not until you try." well, true... but there r things that u should think a million times before u decided wether u should do or not :) like i said, sometimes, there is no way back ;)
    (and this topic that i currently have in mind in specific, am not really willing to fail in ;) i can't afford it, and i know i won't be able to handle it!)
    thanks for passing by :)

    Taltool :)
    "you can tell a happy person when you see him/her"
    that's funny... some people think am happy and cheerful, (sometimes even say that am funny!!!), while others (like zainab bel mosalla) look at me and say: "i swear that if i gently brushed ur cheek now, u'll end up crying on my shoulder"... i laughed, and asked her why did she say that, while the truth is, am really glad she didn't brush my cheek at that moment ;)

    u could have it all, and u could be surrounded by hundreds of ppl who love u and adore u, but sometimes, there r things that annoy u, and u can't share with any1...

    a cage can be uni, it can be ur home, ur thoughts, the community, ur feelings, or even "what" u r (didn't say "who" coz there is a difference:)

    marriage is like getting out from one cage to enter another (it's actually called "al qafas al thahabee" :) i believe that little birdy should think a billion times before he enters the other cage... but the truth is, no matter how careful little birdy is, he'll never know what to expect... i currently donno what to expect, and i hate it!

     
  • At Sunday, December 31, 2006 10:18:00 PM , Blogger ahmad said...

    if that cage satisfies all my needs i would accept to stay there..... but it cant have all my needs(impossible) i wasnt born to eat and sleep only... dont go away! i dont want to get out for more money or for suspense or to make something special for my self....

     

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