Saturday, 23 July 2016

Learn to Fly.


I never had the pleasure of meeting this doubt I did this little painting from a picture just before I left to go to France. I am told this little dog was a real character and known by everybody. it brought much pleasure to its owners before it died.  

It is amazing the joy that animals can bring into your life. Last night I spent some time with my son and daughter in law. They had their dog with them and I could not believe they had bought it a little bottle of dog beer so that it could have its drink while we had ours. 

Now that is how to exploit your owners. I was amazed to see that whatever it was the dog enjoyed it and drank every last lick of it. 

It reminded me of the story of the king and his two falcons. 

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained.
Months passed, and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.
The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly.
He presented the task to the member of his court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird had still not moved from its perch.
Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself, “May be I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem.” So he cried out to his court, “Go and get a farmer.”
In the morning, the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens. He said to his court, “Bring me the doer of this miracle.”
The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. The king asked him, “How did you make the falcon fly?”
With his head bowed, the farmer said to the king, “It was very easy, your highness. I simply cut the branch where the bird was
We are all made to fly to reach our true potential as human beings. But at times we sit on our little branches clinging to the things that  we are familiar with. The possibilities are endless but they remain undiscovered.

Today be a falcon and let go and soar high. Have a great day. 

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