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A peacock’s strut

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©Jean L. Hays

It was one of those days, when you look out of the window lost in your thoughts. A strange bird caught her attention. It reminded her of a saying her grandfather used to tell her: “be a peacock in a world full of blackbirds”. It was a prompt to refuse to be ordinary.

But in our world today, everyone believes they’re a peacock. Strutting along, gleaming and boasting of their supposed abilities and good looks. “Appearance is deceiving”, she pondered.

She looked closer at the bird. It seemed ordinary. “A peacock that rests on its feathers is just another turkey”.

 

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13 thoughts on “A peacock’s strut

  1. I like the thoughtful nature of your story.

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  2. Lots to ponder here! Nicely done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  3. I really enjoyed the little sayings in this story. And you make an accurate observation on many of today’s values.

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  4. It’s difficult to stand out in our crowded world. Nicely done.

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  5. Last line made me laugh 🙂

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  6. That last line! You are so right!

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  7. I guess the answer is to be a blackbird in a world of peacocks

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