Walking deeper into Hyde Park, I noticed a body of water. Started walking towards it. When I came next to the river, there were kids and their parents throwing pieces of bread. Of course, they were doing this to attract ducks and geese.
The kids were having so much fun. This reminded me of my childhood. The times I spent with my parents at the local park. Instead of feeding the ducks and geese, my childhood friends and I used to annoy the feathered animals. We used to chase them while screaming at them. After some time, they would start chasing us back. The tables were flipped and we were the ones running away.
Seeing this warmed my heart. Sometimes, I can’t believe how much of a trouble maker I was. Nothing like these kids at the park. All this made me think of how would life be like as a father. I just hope my children are not like how I was. If they are, I will not have a fun time.
After getting lost in my thoughts, I was snapped back into reality. A bunch of ducks started grouping around me. The pieces of bread were being thrown near me. Got out of the way like a deer running from headlights.
Eventually, I started throwing bread at the ducks. Following the lead of a young couple that kindly let have some bread. I felt like a kid again. On my face was the brightest smile. It was as if, my inner-child came to know peace. Who would had thought a simple act of bread feeding animals by a river could be so reflective and healing.
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I miss London so much!
same! i was supposed to go back this year… sadly, I won’t be able to go probably until next year
Did any of the signs at the lake remind people that bread is the worst thing for Ducks? There is a real problem now with many of the ducks that hang out around humans as the bread causes disease in them and abnormal growths. I cringe when I see people feeding bread to ducks now now that I’m informed.
And yes, most of us did things as kids we wouldn’t do now.
yeah, never said anything about not feedind the ducks. learned something new!
Lovely story, though! I’m glad you had such a heartwarming encounter. Hopefully the ducks are okay.
yeah, never knew it was bad to feed them bread. learned something new
Lovely photos. I was supposed to go to back London in april. But will have to go another time.
It sure would be nice to stroll in Hyde Park right now. Enjoyed your post.
Good read. This reminds me of the multiple times we have fed ducks and fish at various lakes in and around Northern India when our son was a little kid.
It’s wonderful to discover how little we need to enjoy life when we release that inner child that we forgot about on in our way to be grown ups
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