Thursday, December 20, 2012
雀はどこに行っても一緒だ/Sparrows are the Same the World Over
I took the above two pictures on campus a little while back. Sparrows in Taiwan look just like sparrows in Japan did. They also look just like sparrows back in NYC. (Or "hopping birds" as my friends and I called them as kids. We were city kids, so we only knew of two kinds of birds: pigeons and hopping birds.)
Because I was traveling in Hualian and Okinawa this past week, I had the chance to meet lots of people I had never met before, some of whom I will perhaps never see again. When you travel around a bit, you discover that there are nice people all over the place. Much like sparrows, people are pretty much the same no matter where you go. Imagine if we lived in a world where we could fly wherever we want without worrying about things like borders and wars. I think there's a lot we could learn from sparrows.