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Everyone dances…it’s what we all are…the beat is inside each of us.

Swan, Lake, Water, Bird, Nature, Animal

From: Candy (fb) The vet saved the swan’s life. When there’s love, it doesn’t matter what species one is.  Love covers all living things. ALL living beings. Even the ones people eat for dinner.



Ballet in it’s purest form…Swan Lake

The truth…

Swan, Feather, Plumage, Water Bird

There never was an ugly duckling.  Swans, as well as all other living beings, other than humans, of course, don’t judge each other in that way.  Swans are swans, ducklings are ducklings, and that’s all we need to know.  If humans realized that the things they make up aren’t real and only lead to hatred, depression, violence, war and death, they might understand why they are at the bottom of the intelligence pyramid, when compared to other thinking beings.  But while other species learn, humans do not. They continue to divide themselves into smaller and smaller groups and look upon each other with suspicion, deciding which group is ugly and which group is not.   We all think humans just like to kill and hate each other.  We don’t like it when humans include us in their horrible games.  There never was, nor will there ever be, an UGLY DUCKLING.  Torturing a duckling would be cruel beyond belief and damage the duckling’s belief in itself.  Swans don’t do that.  That’s something only humans do.

Isn’t it amazing that something this beautiful can exist?

Picture from Pixabay

Perfection…How can anything be this beautiful?

Photo from:  Pixabay



Picture from Pixabay


“You are a lovely swan.”

“What’s a swan?”

“You’re a swan.”

“I am?”


“How do you know that?”

“You fit the description and definition of a swan that’s written in the dictionary.  Besides everyone knows you’re a swan.”

“I don’t know that I’m a swan.”

“You don’t?”

“No.  I think you made it up, just like you make everything else up.  Swan doesn’t mean anything to me.”

“What are you then?”

“What do you mean, what am I?  Can’t you see me?”

“Of course I can see you but if you’re not a swan, what ARE you.”

“I’m what you see.”

“But what are you called?”


“What’s your name, species, type, you know, what are you?”

“I’m me.”

“So, you’re not a swan, you’re just you.”

“Exactly.  I’m not a swan, I’m just me.”

“People think you are beautiful.”


“Long neck, graceful, just beautiful.”

“Isn’t everything beautiful?”

“Apparently some things are more beautiful than others.”

“What’s wrong with you?”

“I don’t know.”

“Are you beautiful?”


“Why not?”

“Look at me.”

“Then what?”

“Then you can see that I’m not beautiful.”


“Because I don’t look like Ryan Gosling.”

“What’s a Ryan Gosling?”

“Never mind.”

“Why is a Gosling more beautiful than you are?”

“He’s better looking and in better shape.”

“What does beautiful mean?”

“I think it’s whatever the media tells us it is.”

“Why do you believe them?”

“I don’t know.”

“How is the Ryan better looking?”

“He’s put together differently than I am and that makes him pretty.”


“Wow, what?”

“Seems silly.”

“It is, actually.”

“I’m not a swan.  I don’t know what a swan is and I wouldn’t want to be one anyway.  I just  want to be me, you know?  I’m me and that’s enough.  I don’t need a label.”

“We are having a conversation and I don’t know what to call you.”

“Why do you have to call me something?”

“Habit.  Conditioning.”

“I don’t have that habit and I’m not conditioned.”

“I can see that.”

“Do you see that thing over there?”

“The deer?”

“Is that a deer?”

“Yes, it is.”


“Truthfully, it’s hard to talk about things if we can’t label or name them.”

“Maybe you’d have less trouble and less fighting if you stopped labeling and naming things. Maybe it would be harder for you to kill everything if it didn’t have a name.”

“I think you’re right.  Hard to hate things you can’t name.  Hard to even think about things if you can’t label or name them.”

“That’s right.”

“You’re pretty smart.”

“I know.”

“How do you know?

“Because I live in harmony with everything, except you, and I’m at peace.”

“You are smart.”

“You aren’t.  You’re too busy labeling things and rating them.”

“You’re still beautiful.”

“I don’t care what you think about me.  Your opinion of me isn’t necessary to my joy.”

“That makes you even more beautiful.”

“There’s something wrong with you.”

“I know.”

“Can you fix yourself?”

“I don’t think so.”

“That’s too bad.”

“Yes, it is.”

“Well, I’m going swimming now.”

“Have a nice day.”

“I always have a nice day, don’t you?”

“No.  I don’t always have a nice day.”

“Maybe you should play in the water more often.  You can’t possibly have a bad day if you splash around and swim.”

“Your life is simple and sweet.”

“That’s what life is supposed to be like.”

“We have complicated it, made it difficult and filled with negative things.”

“You should do something about that.”

“I agree.”

“Don’t tell anyone where I live or they will trap or kill me.”

“I won’t. I promise.”

“I have one more question.”


“If someone writes a new definition of swan and states that swans are ugly, will I be ugly?”

“Of course not.”

“So, the words are ugly, not the subject.  Because no matter what you call me, no matter how you define me, I will still look exactly like this.  Therefore, the words and definitions are actually meaningless, arbitrary and subjective.  They are cruel, controlling and lies.  None of the words, or descriptions, would change me in the least.  Nothing you write or say about me will change how I look, or who I am.”

“That’s true.”

“Words are prejudicial and can be used as weapons.  They convince you that things are something they are not.”


“You should think about the things words make you believe.”

“I’ll try but it won’t be easy.  Conditioning, remember.”

“You need to wake up.”

“Yes.  I need to wake up and get rid of the things I don’t actually believe but think I do.”

“Good luck.”

“Thanks.  I’ll need it.”

“Keep in mind that something is only more beautiful than something else if you compare the two things.  When you do that you can’t see what either thing actually looks like, so you miss seeing both thing entirely because you’re too busy rating them against each other.”

“I’m tired.”

“I can see that.  You better go away now.”

“it was nice meeting you.”


“Yes.  Really.”

“Maybe you’re beautiful but just don’t know it.”


“Perhaps you should stop comparing yourself to Goslings and just see who YOU are.”

“Maybe I should.”








Another mom taking care of her babies…Love


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There is beauty all around us if we would only open our eyes and look.





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