I once saw a little bird. It was shy at first, when I approached. Stepping back with every step I took, I could see my wishes fade.
I tried the next day and the day after but the result didn't change. Neither I nor the bird seemed to understand each other.
After awhile I stopped. I sat down and just smiled at it. And as the days went on and on I stopped thinking.
"You should have tried harder, coming closer day by day", a friend said, telling me I had given up in the middle, leaving an opportunity, wasted.
Grateful for his advice I replied, that he was right. I could have tried longer and could have pushed harder and maybe one day I would have come closer even close enough to catch this little guy.
"You se...", he wanted to say, when I interrupted him: "... but you know", I calmly said, *"I just forgot about this bird, because I had already found a friend to sit around and share some beautiful moments together."