Misplaced Trust ©
A bald eagle was brooding over her chicks on some craggy mountain top. Sam, one chick cried,’Cheep,cheep.’
The eagle brightened up. ‘I must secure the sky lest enemy come airborne and take away one of my chicks.’ The Eagle called out a rolling cloud and said,’I leave it to you to keep an eye on Sam’.
George the other chick said ‘Grrah!’
Mama Eagle looked at the chick and said,’George that was very clever!’
Mama Eagle knew George the chick was reminding her to cover the ground as well.
There was a light breeze. So Mama Eagle asked the wind,’ Be very gentle and take care no harm comes to George.’
The Breeze asked,’What about Sam?’
Mama Eagle with a laugh said,’Don’t worry about Sam. He is taken care of. Only George’.
The breeze nodded.
When mama Eagle went out for gathering food she cried out to Mr. Cloud and Mr. Breeze to watch out. ‘I shall be gone for a while.’
Things however became bad and a storm was brewing sending clouds scattering all about. There was thunder and lightening.
When Mama Eagle returned she found her both chicks were tossed to their deaths. Mama Eagle wailed and complained, “Mr. Cloud, you let me down!”
Cloud excused himself saying, “ I am not to blame, The Breeze ought to have remained where he was. Instead he became so boisterous and threw me all across the sky.’
Mr. Breeze found excuses that he was made uncontrollable by some low depression that formed at the area. These two were sorry but Mama Eagle lost her chicks.
Leave what you can adequately do to some,who are given to changes, results will always be unsatisfactory.