From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a bird, " or, "that's a lot of money for just a bird."
They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a bird."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a bird."
Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a bird," but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a bird," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a bird" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a bird, "
Then you will probably understand phases like
"just a friend, "
"just a sunrise, "
or "just a promise."
"Just a bird", brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a bird", brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.
Because of "just a bird", I will rise early, and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a bird " but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment..
"Just a bird" brings out what's good in me, and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a bird", But the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a human."
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a bird." just smile, because they...
...."just don't understand."