" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

June 1, 2016

Freedom is for the Birds?

Aviary Life?
A "bird lovers" magazine?
One thing I love about holidaying at Ballina is watching the birds fly up and down the river.
I fills me with a sense of freedom wondering what it would be like to have a set of wings and master the air like these birds do.
A pelican flying over a flying pelican statue in Ballina
I particularly like watching my old mate the pelican wander up and down the river. 
But the seagulls are also fun to watch. 
Even the magpies that hang around the remembrance shrine near the Ballina RSL are fun to watch. 
A magpie wandering free around the war memorial
There are even flying birds on the military insignias
Lest we forget ... birds are meant to fly
So, when I saw that 'Aviary Life' magazine in a newsagent with the words "bird lovers" on the front cover I had to ask myself why true lovers of birds would want to keep birds couped up in a cage just so they could look at a bird anytime they wanted to?

Doesn't make much sense to me when birds are meant to take to the skies.
It would be like "cat lovers" keeping their cats locked up in a cage in their living rooms. 
Oddly enough, after seeing that magazine I picked up the local Ballina free newspaper which happens to have a picture of my pelican mate flying free on the masthead of the paper, and on the back page was a story of an empty bird cage that has been spotted in a tree for about a week, and the speculations by the journalist as to why it is there.
Lest we forget our freedoms,
April 20th is Hitler's birthday, as well.
Life begins on page 40?-)
Some birds have every right to be angry with their "bird lovers"
'Angry Life' more like it:-)

1 comment:

  1. The caged bird sings for free. The Ravens here is Oregon play a game during winter to see who can fly against the heavy wind and snow. Each trying to out do the other. When in competition they fly (against the wind) to a spot then after awhile fly up and let the wind take them by force, then they do it again. Me thinks the black devils have fun of their own making. On your post , most military insignia have some sort of eagle(ZEUS),to project power, much like the deaths head projects death. What tomfoolery is the whole concept of killing another sentient being? Shine forth brave souls. Dennis