Day 1434: 5 Minute Freewrite: Friday - Prompt: bird of paradise

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Being able to fly above some of the most beautiful islands in the world must be a very freeing feeling.

I imagine that it can be quite exhausting to always be flapping your wings, but being able to see beautiful things like the waves crashing to the shore, the palm trees swaying and the white sand beaches must make it all worth it in the end.

It is an odd thing that not more people live on tropical islands and experience the beauty that they provide. People live in big cities so cramped against one another and always fighting for space and tranquility when beautiful places exist with so much open space that tropical birds and other creatures are often unbothered.

Perhaps it is better this way. If we all moved to the tropical islands, maybe we would feel the same way about the places that we no longer lived. It seems like we always want what we don't have despite the fact that what we have may be something great.

I personally have always wanted to live part-time somewhere like the Bahamas or the Philippines because of how beautiful the terrain is there. To be able to swim and enjoy tropical fruit all day is something that would bring a lot of peace and happiness to my life. I would absolutely want to get away from all of the noise of the city even if I ended up missing it a little bit because there was always something to do.

We are so used to constant mental stimulation that when we are bored for 5 minutes it becomes an existential crisis. Perhaps the reason that more people don't live on tropical islands is that the pace of life is so much slower than we are able to handle now in our current world. I have never been to an island with good phone connection. The remoteness of a tropical island may be as much of a blessing as it is a curse. I will let you all know when I finally find myself living on one.

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