Breakfast Birds

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These days nothing gives me more pleasure than sharing my breakfast with eagles.

I am not sure whether they enjoy my company as much as I do theirs. But sometimes, I can almost see them looking at me from the corners of their sharp eyes. And winking.

The eagles and I are separated by a glass wall. I am enclosed in the air of conditioned comfort. In my eighth floor cafeteria and they are outside: soaring, somersaulting and surfing the thermals like trapeze artists.

They are practicing. Bettering their mastery of the air. But they make the work seem like so much fun.

Sometimes, I also see them thinking. Sitting at perches high and perilous enough to cause vertigo in lesser birds. I see the eagles dwell on the vastness and the minutiae of their world. Without being seduced by one or perplexed by the other.

I see the eagles as a symbol of staggering equanimity. They don’t sing. They don’t dance. They don’t cuckold. They don't stalk. They KILL only when hunger visits. Otherwise they're content just using their magnificent flappers.

I don’t think food weighs heavy on their minds. That they can get any time, in just one clean swoop of wings, claws and calculated force.

I think eagles don’t have the fancies and phobias of low-fliers.

Am amazed at how much my breakfast friends have taught me by simply being themselves.


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  1. This is like Abba's Eagles revisited! But yours is musical even without the notes! Poetic and lyrical in its own respect.

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