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Imprisoned

Modifié le : 2019/08/05

It star­tled me when I was dry­ing up after my show­er. At first, I only heard repeat­ed blows against the win­dow of the sky­light, then I saw its wings. I thought of a big moth that I would have wok­en up. It was when it momen­tar­i­ly flew over the well that I real­ized that it was a small won­der. It prob­a­bly entered through the ven­ti­la­tion chim­ney and did­n’t know how to get back into the open air.

Big dilem­ma. How do we get it out of its unfor­tu­nate posi­tion ? The sky­light win­dow is inac­ces­si­ble unless you use a cum­ber­some lad­der. I tried to water it near­by to make it run down. But I instead made its life dif­fi­cult, because I prob­a­bly flood­ed his wings.

It has not moved for an hour now, prob­a­bly dry­ing up. I had the twist­ed idea of plac­ing pow­er­ful spot­lights and going on the roof to cov­er the sky­light with an opaque cov­er, think­ing of turn­ing its eyes away from nat­ur­al light. With­out any results. It’s prob­a­bly sail­ing with waves oth­er than the ones I see.

I’ll let it rest for now. Per­haps it will decide on its own to explore the void under­neath it and thus find, at ran­dom dur­ing its flight, the exit. Oth­er­wise, I will do what­ev­er it takes, build some­thing up to trap it in a jar, and give its wings back the space they need.

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