Once there lived a crow. It has all the people who considered it as god crow and not scary crow, because it had a bulged head. So, this bulged head crow (let’s name it bulgy) has a routine too! Getting up early morning, knocking village priest’s door and then waiting near sanctum sanctorum. People who came to pray at temple considered it lucky to see bulgy on top of the temple. Rest of the day, bulgy would be seen near ‘prasadam’ counter enjoying the crumbs of prasadam.

It’s fellow brothers and sisters always considered it lucky as it wasn’t a scavenger like them. But bulgy was lonely! It wanted to trade anything to be a normal crow who hardly have a routine.

One day a small girl sympathised with bulgy, tied a string around it and took it to her home. With lots of resistance, bulgy became part of Neena’s family. All habits die hard!! Hence bulgy daily gave a knock to near by door and tried to sit at a height!

Neena’s family used to pray to bulgy when it was at temple. Now, they started shooing it away. With heavy heart bulgy understood the very truth of life! Place, occasion and habit matters!

There lived a tiny rat at the attic who saw bulgy’s dilemma. It said “not to bother bulgy, be a crow”. Bulgy thought that is a better idea and it left indoors and came outdoors. It understood what freedom is, how flying in the sky gives a kick. Crows out there showed difference when they saw the bulged head one. Later, they took him as their own clan.

But eagles!!?? Mighty eagles did not like the special crow, because it could fly same height as them! They confronted it one day. But the calm poised look on it’s face made them think otherwise. The faith that bulgy is a lucky bird prevailed till the very going…

Published by Archana Gouthaman

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