A lovely story, if a little sad. I hope it’s not too cheeky to offer an alternative ending:
One day the crow happened to see his reflection in the lake.
“What am I doing to myself?” he cried. “How could I have forgotten that I’m meant to be a crow! Being a crow is what I’m good at!” And he flew away to eat some proper crow food and caw with his old crow friends.
Suzane thank you for showing me the right ending.
now i am updating this post and writing it with your ending. hope you like it.
I do like! Thank you for incorporating the happy ending. I think it’s wonderful that you can allow the story to evolve like this. 🙂
Lovely modern re-write of an ancient tale.
We should always strive to become more deeply ourselves….not an imitation of another 🙂
Alchemist is a great signature. To me it signifies you believe in transformation that transcends the material universe.
Nice to have you drop by The Horizontal Church. Our message is that there are many virtues, but only one final destination: Love as Jesus and Gandhi explained it.
According to Jewish/Christian teachings, the Great Loves are:
Love my enemy: (it will drive him crazy)
Love my neighbor as myself. (love them with equanimity).
Love myself, (accepting me as very good: “God doesn’t make any junk.”
Love God fully, with heart, mind and strength.
Love your brethren sacrificially, (as Jesus loved His own)
Love is a magnet that draws people into one;s sphere.
Yes, we are what we are, for whatever reason. I like the happy ending. A dear teacher I very much admired once called me an immature reader because I was addicted (he rightly thought) to happy endings. I certainly wasn’t prepared for life, but I still prefer happy endings. Thanks for being able to alter an otherwise finished story. In this skill you truly reflect life as a never-ending story.
I feel that many times we seek to be the swan. This little story is incredibly applicable to everyone I feel. What a great find!
This story reminds me that we are all unique and beautiful in our own way. I believe everyone has something special to offer. Just find out what it is and be good at that 🙂
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