From the beaks of birds
By Emiliano Joanes
One day, last summer, I was blissfully relaxing and enjoying the morning sunshine on a park bench amidst the flora and fauna in Parc La Fontaine, Montreal.
There was a profusion of birds. Ducks, seagulls, cormorants, red-wing blackbirds, robins that I was amazed to see living in perfect harmony with each other. There were no territorial fights over land and water. I was fascinated to see a duck and a seagull close to each other.
During a nano-second moment, the duck lifted its wings, stretching its neck that seemed to say,
“Do you see those humans over there?” The seagull replied, “Yes, I see them. I hate them!”
The humans were discarding their empty lunch bags and paper towels into the pond despite the garbage bins that were placed around the park.
“It is so sad to see these humans with no concern for us,” commented the duck. The seagull with infinite wisdom said, “These humans have been polluting our awesome planet since their industrial revolution.”
The seagull also added, “It is hard to believe the humans with all their Gods cannot live in harmony with each other. They are constantly warring!”
The duck with a heavy heart remarked. “There are eighteen eggs waiting to be hatched. Do you think it will be safe to take the ducklings into the water for a swim?” The seagull with tearful eyes said, “The water is part and parcel of our lives. We can hope The Creator will keep us safe.”
“There is word around that the “wise men” of the human race are working round the clock to save our planet,” the seagull hopefully remarked.