WX: Too High to ReachEagle is always lonely in the high sky. It is just too high to reach for common birds, such as crow.
Crows won’t feel lonely probably as they always flock by groups (Of course, one crow can fly too). That’s why they will never appear in those martial arts novels.
Eagle always comes with the lonely heroes in these novels. It seems that eagle stands for loneliness, courage, pride, strength and so on. Those heroes feel lonely, partly because that nobody can beat them, partly because that their spirit reach so high that nobody can really reach them, or partly because that the only one who can really understand them have already died.
Though it is just novels, yet novels come from the real life. Most of us are just the crows, unable to fly too high, so we always feel happy and thankful. But a few are the eagles, because of flying too high, thinking too much, feeling too sensitive, that nobody can really understand them. As a result, they feel so lonely in this big big world.
Many years ago, when my big family honored our ancestors on a high mountain in Tomb-sweeping Day, we saw an eagle flying in the vast cloudy sky. The vast, cloudy sky. Only the eagle. Its wings didn't swing but it could still keep flying in the sky.
And many birds flocked across us from the grove on the mountain.