If Men are Pigeons…

I had an interesting conversation today about…pigeons πŸ™‚

I didn’t know that there’s a certain kind called homing pigeons that find their way home over long distances.

Via blog.nus.edu.sg.com

The homing pigeon is a variety of domestic pigeon derived from the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia domesticaselectively bred to find its way home over extremely long distances.[1] The wild rock pigeon has an innate homing ability,[2] meaning that it will generally return to its own nest and its own mate. This made it relatively easy to breed from the birds that repeatedly found their way home over long distances.
Source: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Which made me think that only if men are like pigeons, our family lives would be more peaceful.  Imagine, even if they are far away and surrounded by many temptations, the pigeons still come home to their rightful owners.  Wala sigurong away na di ka umuuwi at kanino ka pa pumupunta.  Pigeons go home to their mates.  It’s innate.  Parang dapat ganun din sa ‘tin. It should come naturally to go home to your loved ones.  I wonder if pigeons only has 1 mate in their lifetime.  I know that swans do. Remember Nicholas Sparks’ The Wedding?  Anyway, will check on that. Grabe if they do, sila na talaga ang peg ko for life πŸ™‚

Kaya pala sa mga weddings, pigeons (or doves as they are more romantically called) are rented out. Kahit pakawalan sila, the owner is assured that they will come back.  And one other thing noticeable is that they wait out on each other.  Like if the other dove is still inside the venue, the other dove is waiting outside, scoping the view, until they can fly home together.  Sweet di ba?!  They wait on each other and won’t leave until the flock’s all ready.

If only we (especially men) can be more like them…

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18 thoughts on “If Men are Pigeons…

  1. I agree. Hehe. And yes, reason why a pair of doves is used during weddings is because they are monogamous. They are faithful creatures who only mate with one partner for eternity. Galing nu?

  2. Oh, they really are? Galing! Tama talaga, dapat pigeons na lang tayo hahaha

  3. Aw. I read that book of Nicholas Sparks. It is a must read. Naiyak nga ako eh. It shows true and eternal love of a man to his wife. Grabe how I wish all men are like that.

  4. I agree that men should also be like pigeons, but women must also create a home and a relationship where there is an atmosphere of acceptance and appreciation. That way they will feel belonged. Uuwi at uuwi talaga sila to a place where they call home.

    The Wedding pala, yung swan na pinapakain ni Noah… is it really allie? Nasa half pa lang ako, hindi ko sya tinapos, although there are lots of lessons on marriage.Medyo nababagalan kasi ako.

    • That’s a nice insight Nova. Tama nga naman πŸ™‚

      Yes, it’s Allie. Actually lagi ako umiiyak pag read ko sya. Try to read it again.

  5. You like Nicholas Sparks too? I’m a fan even if his books are kinda sad. The Wedding is my fave Sparks book…that and The Notebook πŸ™‚

    • Yes. I downloaded his ebooks. Yu nga lang di ko masimulan yung iba because of too much exhaustion nkakatulog ako bago ko pa buksan. hay sad.

    • Try reading The Rescue and Bend in the Road…baka di ka makatulog naman πŸ™‚

  6. If humans were like pigeons, then our love lives will be less stressful. πŸ˜€ Then again, kung innate na bumalik sa mate, wala nang free will. Parang mas maganda yung binalikan ka niya not because innate na, but because he/she chose to come back. πŸ™‚

    Kim, Mom On Duty

    • Interesting…thanks Kim! That’s a different take ha

  7. true…if only they are like pigeons…

    • pwede rin ang swans and penguins daw πŸ˜‰

  8. You made me smile to my ears while reading this. Nice realization :)Hehe.

    When hubby and I were on the bf-gf stage, we talked about penguins who only has one mate and can find their way back home, back to his mate, with their unique song. Hindi ko na maalala but it’s something like that. Kaya I love penguins too. Though I don’t think you can rent them on wedding ceremonies. haha

    • hahaha…nice thought lang noh? para happy ang life πŸ™‚

  9. Awww ngayon ko lang nalaman to. That’s the reason pala why it is used in weddings. I thought that’s tradition lang. Parang way back home no? May kilig factor naman. =) I love Nicholas Sparks too. I’ll check that book nga, haven’t read it pa.

    • Yes, check it out. It’s a heartwarming story. What’s your fave Sparks book?

  10. Amazing!~ homing pigeons use low-frequency sound waves that emanate from just about everything to mentally map their environments and navigate back to their lofts.

    • Wow, that’s how they do it! Thanks Joan, I really learn something new everyday πŸ™‚

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