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So I’m sitting at my cabana at the Boca Beach Club enjoying a simply gorgeous Sunday afternoon watching the ocean’s waves crash on the shore and suddenly I hear another crash I wasn’t expecting.
A black bird, flew head-on into a glass panel that makes up the balcony. I had an office once where birds would fly into the windows only to shake it off and be gone in a few moments time. This one however, did not make it.
I went over to check on him, and unfortunately, he died instantly. He was flying with about 5 other birds who immediately flew to where he was screeching loudly trying to figure out what went wrong. One fairly large bird was perched atop the roof, keeping guard over the deceased and would flap his wings loudly when I would get near the departed.
His partners and friends were obviously upset and just buffeted my belief that animals, like people, have feelings and emotions even tho they may express them differently. In order to quell the other birds, I covered their friend up and they dispersed once they could no longer see him.
This whole incident made me stop for a moment and reflect on just how important it is for each one of us to live our lives to the fullest each day. Live each moment as if it’s your last and don’t stop doing what you love to do. Today you could by flying high and in an instant hit that glass wall.