Monday, March 26, 2012

The Leafy Hot Air Balloon Soars Above the Woods

Most birds are lucky to be born with an amazing ability, that of flight. Most humans have looked up at some point and thought to themselves "boy, I wish I could fly" as they watch birds soaring gracefully through the air. Unfortunately, Ebenezer, a small yellow bird living in the woods, has experienced that exact same longing. Unlike most birds, he somehow was not born with the ability to fly. Maybe if he had been born a chicken or penguin, this fate would seem slightly less cruel. But all his brothers and sisters have no problem flying. Ebenezer longed for flight more than anything in the world. But Ebenezer was not the type of bird to sit idly by and let fate happen to him. He would make his own fate. And in his heart, he knew he would someday fly. He collected materials in the woods: fallen leaves and bits of twigs mostly. With his woodland materials, he constructed his own hot air balloon. He put so much love and energy into making the balloon, he often felt like the balloon was alive. After much work, Ebenezer and his balloon took to the air, and just like most birds, Ebenezer experienced the joy of flight.


Optimistic Existentialist said...

I loved the inspirational message in this one :)

Amber said...

Thank you!!