When was the first time you thought of it and was there anything special that made you come to this conclusion? I was eight or nine when I first thought of it. I had never heard of it before; I came to think of it by myself. My mother had bought me a bird book and I became completely fascinated with birds. I had it with me in school and often used to stay inside during the breaks and look in that book. I started thinking of which one of the birds I would become in my next life, but my book was very simple so there was no bird that was good enough. One day I found that my parents had a bird book with hundreds of birds in it so I started going through it thoroughly and eventually found a bird that was really beautiful; all black and with a long, hummingbird-like beak. However, I soon found out that it ate insects, which disgusted me, so I started looking at eagles, instead, but they just weren't the same; not fantasy-like as the other bird... so my interest in becoming a bird in my next life soon died and I guess I stopped thinking much about reincarnation for some years. Today I don't believe you can become an animal in your next life - that is, in the next life you will have if you do not manage to reach the end of your reincarnation cycle. So, what about you? What's your story and at what time in your life did it happen?