Give it Wings

May 16, 2007

There was once a lonely girl who longed desperately for love. One day while she was walking in the woods she found two starving songbirds. She took them home and put them in a small gilded cage.

She nurtured them with love and the birds grew strong. Every morning they greeted her with a marvelous song. The girl felt great love for the birds. She wanted their singing to last forever.


One day the girl left the door to the cage open. The larger and stronger of the two birds flew from the cage. The girl watched anxiously as he circled high above her. She was so frightened that he would fly away and she would never see him again that as he flew close, she grasped at him wildly.

She caught him in her fist. She clutched him tightly within her hand. Her heart gladdened at her success in capturing him. Suddenly she felt the bird go limp. She opened her hand and stared in horror at the dead bird.

Her desperate clutching love had killed him.

She noticed the other bird teetering on the edge of the cage. She could feel his great need for freedom, his need to soar into the clear, blue sky. She lifted him from the cage and tossed him softly into the air. The bird circled once, twice, three times.

The girl watched, delighted at the bird’s enjoyment. Her heart was no longer concerned with her loss. She wanted the bird to be happy. Suddenly the bird flew closer and landed softly on her shoulder. It sang the sweetest melody she had ever heard.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tight,

the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Source: Unknown




11 Responses to “Give it Wings”

  1. winn Says:

    it’s true.

    well written. 🙂

    oh on the other hand, this story also reminds me of one incident. my bro once killed a baby pet squirrel coz he grabbed it too tight in his fist…

    I’m glad you like the story, Winn. 🙂
    I wonder how your brother felt then..

  2. Che-Cheh Says:

    Yeah nice story. 🙂

    Che-Cheh, I’m glad you like it, too. 🙂

  3. may Says:

    I remember that 2 birds story. quite a nice way of putting it…

    Thanks, May.

  4. ‘Her desperate clutching love had killed him.’

    On a brighter note, he made a good soup. She might have lost her bird, but she gained a gourmet meal.

    Always look for the bright side of any story! 🙂

    Dabs, looks like you can relate any post with food. Hehe.. 😉

  5. That’s not true. Someone once wrote about food, and I couldn’t manage a segue! 😉

    LOL.. Dabs, what I meant was talking about food in a non-food post. 😛

  6. kenzielee Says:

    Very lovey and very good point. I also like the picture you chose to use.

    Thanks, Kenzie.
    I’m glad that you like both the story & the picture. 🙂

  7. Kyels Says:

    Well … Nice.

    Thanks, Kyels.

  8. zewt Says:

    ahhh…. everyone talking about love now eh?

    Zewt, it’s more about letting go.

  9. iamikel Says:

    really remind me of myself now.
    nice post! really like it!

    Welcome, iamikel. 🙂
    I’m glad you like it.
    Thanks! 🙂

  10. Of course, everything reminds me of pizza.

    Hahahahaha.. 😆

  11. Cocka Doodle Says:

    Dead bird ah? Send it to a taxidermist and get it stuffed lor.

    Hmmmm.. I forgot hor.. Cocka is also a bird. 😛

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