Hey guys! In these dark times, it's good to remember the famous English saying: In the land of the blind, the no-eyed-man is king! Or something like that. Anyways, I am, of course, talking about crows. Let me explain.
Since ancient times, mankind has been observing birds 鳥, or as the Chinese say niǎo, dreaming of flying. Usually from distance, because the birds, like, fly away when you get close and stuff.
Now, the character for crow 烏 wū is almost the same as the one for bird 鳥. In fact, the only difference between the two is that the crow 烏 is missing a single line towards the top part compared to the bird 鳥. Why? Well, the crow is a black bird with black eyes. Observed from distance, it's very difficult to spot the eyes. The missing line in the crow character represents the missing eye on the bird's head.
Despite this, crows are actually very smart birds with excellent eyesight. Just because we can't see something, doesn't mean it's not there. Just like my hopes, dreams and my bright future!
So yeah. In these dark COVID times, let's have some fun with CORVIDS!