This goes out to us.
Those of us who are able to make small talk with others;
Exchange nods and smiles among strangers;
Putting forth an image of always being in control of themselves;
And yet –
Feeling alone despite being in a sea of people;
Blending in, but not really belonging;
Taking longer than others to truly find an intimate connection – and how rare it is when it is found.
There’s a saying that goes, “Birds of a feather flock together.”
They go in a flock.
But the eagle?
We often speak of their majestic stride;
And their magnificent presence gracing the skies.
Yet we don’t realize,
How they often travel on their own;
How they soar in the skies, high up and the road less traveled;
How they keep their composure calm and collected;
And how their sharp eyes stay focused on their target before they go in for the kill.
Despite being alone a lot of the time,
Eagles do have a community that looks out for each other.
Eagles coddle their young until they are ready to venture out into the world on their own,
And when an eagle finds a fellow eagle,
It is an encouragement and a testament;
That despite being different from the others –
It does not mean that they are alone.
We are not really alone;
We just value a deeper connection.
They may never understand the eagle life;
And that is okay.