A Sparrow Came to Speak to Me

A little brown sparrow came to me on my window sill. It chirped to me comforting words, “Right now the sun is shining and the trees are swaying. I am here and everything seems to be alright. But at night, I will be gone, and they will come for you. Darkness has won here. Close your eyes and go back to your world. She will be waiting for you in the garden by the stream, sitting on the bench under the cherry blossom tree. You know who I am talking about.”

The bird hopped along and faced its back towards me at the edge, ready to launch into flight.

“Wait, why are you telling me this?” I asked.

The sparrow twitched his head backwards at me and chirped, “Because you created us. We want you to see the beauty of what you’ve done for us. The people here don’t know who you really are, but we do. Don’t give up on us just because of the pain you’re feeling here.”

He turned his head back forward and took off into flight, flying high above the coconut trees, becoming smaller and smaller until he became a speck and disappeared.

I wiped away a tear that trickled down my cheek. I knew what he meant, and I understood what I had to do.

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2 responses to “A Sparrow Came to Speak to Me

  1. Geri

    what did this mean? she sat on the wire right above me churped at me, waited, then flew away….


    • Jon Riki Karamatsu

      The protagonist created the world the sparrow lives in through his imagination while he sleeps. When he awakes he is still suffering in the world of the living, pained by certain negative events and people. The sparrow from his imaginary world came to him in the world of the living to comfort him. It tells him that he is appreciated by many in the imaginary world, including the sparrow. Thank you for stopping by to read one of my deepest writings. I am the protagonist.


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