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Someday I’ll Learn to Fly 

Will Maguire  copyright@2018

Once there was a jungle and in the jungle was a river. And the river was full of mud.
There each day a herd of rhinoceros swam.
Among them was a very young rhino and like all rhinos he played in the mud and ran with the herd. 
But at night when the jungle was quiet, flying high above the river, he could see birds. 

One day he asked his mother  ‘Mama…will I ever fly?’
She shook her head “No son. The birds have the air and we have the mud.”
“No rhino will ever fly.” 
And the young rhino was sad.

That night he awoke to the sound of a great wind and a light like a star in the sky.
And high above the jungle, flying like a bird, he saw a very old rhino. 
The next day he told his father  “Last night I saw an old rhino fly away.”
“It was just a dream son. No rhino will ever fly.” his father said. 
"Be grateful for the mud.”
The young rhino looked at the river then at the sky.

“Someday Father” he said  “…Someday I’ll learn to fly.”

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