A Falcon That Would Not Fly

I first read this story a day after my employer decided that my role was no longer needed in the organization. Whatever my emotions were, they were immediately replaced with a sense of liberation, and joy. Yes, it hurt to loose my safe harbour. Yes, it was unexpected. But had it not happened, I would not have courage to embark myself on many journeys that led me to where I am now. I remember the king and the falcon every time I need a solid kick n my… past, so I can head towards the future. I hope you enjoy it as well!

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A king once received a gift of two magnificent Peregrine Falcons. He gave the precious birds to a newly appointed royal falcon trainer. A few weeks later, the trainer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.

The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon but no one could make the bird fly. So, he offered a reward to anyone in his kingdom who could solve the problem.

A farmer came in to try and within minutes, the falcon was flying above the palace gardens.

When the king asked him how he did it, the farmer said:

“It was very easy, your highness. I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting.”