I had an interesting conversation today about…pigeons 🙂
I didn’t know that there’s a certain kind called homing pigeons that find their way home over long distances.
The homing pigeon is a variety of domestic pigeon derived from the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia domestica) selectively bred to find its way home over extremely long distances. The wild rock pigeon has an innate homing ability, 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 🙂
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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