(Entry 16) Bird or Mermaid – Which one?

Almost every night, i run a poll on my Twitter timeline usually with the hashtag if given a chance (i.e. #ifgivenachance). The poll lasts for a day so i have the result by the end of the next night i.e. 24 hours.

Two days back, i did this one – If given a chance, what would you like to be –

a. Bird

b. Mermaid

This question is posed to you as well. Take a minute off and think. The pros and cons of being a bird and a mermaid. Birds fly whereas mermaid swim. Birds have the penthouse view whereas mermaids divulge into the underground secrets of oceans and alike.

The poll result. 67% said they’d want to be a mermaid. 33% preferred being a bird.

if given a chance, i would like to be a bird. It’d be nice. i’d have wings to open and flap, air to breeze through, the lightness in body, the closeness to the vast sky, the aerial view…birds do have solid advantages. Besides, i like jogging. With legs clipped and fused into one, i wouldn’t be able to do that.

So again, among the two, what would be your choice, if given a chance?

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March 18, 2021

Bird, definitely. To be free and soar is my motto. Being underwater is suffocating.

March 19, 2021

@elkay Welcome to the club, birdie El 🕊

March 18, 2021

I would rather be a Mermaid since my name Marina actually means Sea Maiden as in Mermaid

March 19, 2021

@itsjustmarina Nice. Let me know if you ever exchange a world with Blue Whale. They are another exotic sea creatures.

March 18, 2021

Bird.  I love to watch the local buzzards hunt.  I know they aren’t an attractive bird, but when they glide on air currents with their long wingspan, it’s a wonderful thing to watch.   And hummingbirds when they divebomb from so far up –  fun.  And  hawks when they swoop in to catch prey; they are so on point.

March 19, 2021

@wrecktangle Welcome to the club you too, birdie WreckTangle 🕊

i have never seen buzzards but yes. Hummingbirds are cute little birdies and hawk is well, the gigantic example. Nice examples! Thanks. 🙂

March 19, 2021

Not surprisingly, given my name and my fear of deep water, I choose bird.  😀

March 19, 2021

@wren You too are welcome to the club, birdie Wren 🕊

One interesting thing i read some time ago. Sky is also an ocean. It is just an upside down ocean. If we see carefully, sky and earth – these are in symmetry. 😊

October 23, 2021

I’m on Twitter and will happily follow you on there! Can I post my Twitter account here?


April 3, 2022

A mermaid. I would want to be like the little mermaid