One feels magical when it rains. Everything seems so fresh around us. I always felt it’s nature’s way of telling us that she is happy. Keeping the scientific facts aside,I really felt so.
I had this cute little family of birds outside my window. The mother gave birth to two babies just the day before it started raining. I wasn’t happy at all. You would think I was worried about the birds. Well, I was. I was panicking. That very moment, I felt like providing them some shade or bringing them in. But then the mother managed to cover them up. One fine day, she went hunting for food. The baby-birds were shivering and were totally wet. The whole day passed by but the mother did not return back to her nest. The next morning marked the death of one baby bird. The other was still alive.Without thinking much, I took the baby bird inside my room. It was being eaten by a white-transparent worm inside. I,somehow,managed to remove the worm. I knew she was in a very critical stage. Cookies? Water? Milk? I tried it all. She drank water bit by bit by the help of this little spoon I had with me. I cannot describe how happy I was when she started drinking the water. Next,I know she was drinking Milk without any difficulty. I tried crushing some cookies and fed them to her. All of a sudden,her eyes were closing. I got scared and tried to push her a bit. She opened her eyes again. I went like ‘thank god,she’s fine’.I made her rest on this warm piece of cloth. She was sleeping in peace. I checked on her after an hour by pushing her slowly. There was no reaction.I did the same again but she just fell off like a Robot.I felt like crying. I felt guilty. I kept asking myself if I did the right thing by bringing her in. I couldn’t sleep for the entire week. The only scene that still keeps flashing to me is when she starts drinking the water. Next morning,the mother arrived and kept searching for her babies. The ironic part? The rains stopped.
May she rest in peace. I wish I could whisper to her ears : It’s not raining anymore,you can fly now.