Destiny

Curious pigeon picture

Omar stood in the middle of St Peter’s Square, preparing to push the red button, but he was astounded by the worshipful beauty that surrounded him. Perhaps he was wrong to be so certain of his destiny? Was the name of Allah not made great by this too?

He turned and, unstrapping the wires from under his coat, threw the heavy satchel on his back into the nearby dustbin.

A curious pigeon watched him as he walked away, and then approached the interesting little red bead that dangled from the dustbin. It pecked tentatively at first, then more deliberately.