The World is Dangerous No Matter What Task One Pursues

Some people are quick to pick up wings, take a running leap, get airborne naturally, quickly. These people are deeply interested in anything that flies such as gulls, terns, occasional albatrosses, and the mighty eagles which make excellent birdmen in the days of the Incans.

However, there were parents who disapproved of their children becoming birdmen even if birdmen were essential in the indigenous system of delivering messages from village to village.

The birdmen equipped with words to console mothers, especially, would say: The world is dangerous no matter what task one pursues. Hunters face greater danger as they have the tendency to vanish without a trace. Even women could die in childbirth. People could be bitten by snakes and poisonous insects. Natural disasters could kill many every year so that being a birdman is no different.

Birdmen took flying as their greatest love and anything else must always come second. A distant second at that!

As a young fledgling in training, they learned how to bank left, bank right, and rise above as high as they could reach and all but skimmed the ground. Their faces go aglow at the experience like a pilgrim seeing the Holy Land for the first time. They learned proper landing techniques by raising the head and lowering the feet, the body moving in synchrony to aerodynamics. The ability to fly was believed both a skill and a favor granted by the Great Inti, sun god.

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