Tailor Made

March 26, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Tailor Made - Survival and Satisfaction ..

On one rainy Saturday afternoon of September,
I was casually standing in my balcony and was noticing the chirping of birds.

It stopped raining and suddenly there was a Sun.
 

Chirping suddenly increased and I saw two small birds on the tree just next to my window.
They were erratically flying here n there and calling loudly.

One of the birds it flew and sat on the ground. It was a Tailor Bird.
I was curious to observe to what was it upto.

There was one used Cotton plug lying on the ground. Someone must have used it and thrown it out of the window. The Cotton plug was all dried up due to sun coming out.

This small Tailorbird hopped and was doing something with the cotton plug.
 

I decided to go and check. Picked up my camera.
When i reached downstairs on the ground level. It was not there.
I decided to wait. While maintaining the distance i was waiting. After some 10 minutes, it again landed on the ground.
Again Hopped to the cotton Plug.
 
I observed that it took thin strand out of the cotton plug and flew with it.
It came again and again and same thing. It was amazing to observe how carefully it was taking thin strands out of the cotton plug.
It made almost 15-16 rounds. It was interesting as it could have taken that small cotton plug at once but it was taking only the amount which was required.
After sometime it stopped.
 
 
It was building its nest somewhere in some near by bushes.
Tailorbirds get their name from the way their nest is constructed. The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibre or spider's web to make a cradle in which the actual grass nest is built.
So it must be using these cotton stands to actually sew the edges of the leaf.
 
Thought popped up in my mind -
Someone must have thrown this cotton as a "Waste"
Which was building someone's "Nest" ..
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. :)
 
Its a wonderful to see these birds adapt to their surrounding so well. Use whatever available for the purpose and still take only which is needed.
As a human being we are constantly destroying and destructing their natural surrounding directly or in-directly. Still these birds are finding ways to survive.
 
We humans, always strive and run after the things which are not there with us ...
Forgetting the fact that we can be happy in whatever we already have.
We have forgotten to be satisfied ..
We all have become a part of rat race which is started by our own kind ...
And this all for to live ?
No !! This is all for Existence and better Existence.
 
As Oscar Wilde says -
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
 
What these Animals and Birds do is... They Live .. !!
They live the life which is "Tailor Made" ..
Not bigger, not smaller ... but exact what is "Required."
 

In this changed world, if "Living such life" has become some dream,
then i never want to wake up from it.


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