October 25, 2020

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It starts with following their elder out into the wide open waters of the lake, the Swan Situation Room, where she, over the course of several minutes, briefs the flock on wind direction, runway direction and flight plans in an ancient and intricate display of mutual head bobbing. Once she is sure the plan is understood by even the youngest among them, she turns into the wind to lead the way and they takeoff in perfect unison, the slapping sound of their furious running to gain enough airspeed for flight and their deep trumpets echoing from one shore to the other. As they soar away, they absolutely take my heart along for the ride.