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There was once a lonely girl who longed desperately for love. One day while she was walking in the woods she found
two starving song birds. She took them home and put them in a small glided cage. She nurtured them with love and
the birds grew strong. Every morning they greeted her with a marvellous song. The girl felt great love for the birds.
She wanted their singing to last forever.
One day the girl left the door to the cage open. The larger and stronger of the two birds flew from the cage. The girl
watched anxiously as he circled high above her. She was so frightened that he would fly away and she would never see
him again that as he flew close, she grasped at him wildly. She caught him in her fist. She clutched him tightly within
her hand. Her heart gladened at her sucess in capturing him. Suddenly she felt the bird go limp. She opened her hand
stared in horror at the dead bird. Her desperate clutching love had killed him.
She noticed the other bird teteering on the edge of the cage. She could feel his great need for freedom. His need to soar
into the clear, blue sky. She lifted him from the cage and tossed him softly into the air. The bird circled once, twice, three
times. The girl watched delighted at the bird's enjoyment. Her heart was no longer concerned with her loss. She wanted
the bird to be happy. Suddenly the bird flew closer and landed softly on her shoulder. It sang the sweetest melody, she had
The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tight, the best way to keep love is to give it -- WINGS!
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