Everyone knows the tale of The Ugly Duckling, right? Poor Swan is big and gangly for his age as he swims among his brothers and sisters, cute little ducks. Give me a break. When is a swan not beautiful?
Oh, yeah, I know the whole not fitting in business, but look at your reflection in the pond, you big beautiful bird! I mean, really, the story should have been about the poor duck. What if a baby duckling thought he was a swan? Only he was always too small and couldn’t keep up with his beautiful brothers and sisters?
But when he looked in the water, he only saw he was a duck. And then when he found that he was just like other ducks, he’s like, but I hatched with the swans, why can’t I be like them?
The moral of the story is you’re stuck with what you are. So live with it. No sense in regretting what you don’t have. If you aren’t a swan, make the most of being a duck. And that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. 🙂 <3
Black Swans, Texas
Pelicans, Swans and Ducks, Omaha
White Swan Looking at Reflection, Omaha
Fall colors Scotland, Swan and Cormorant
Castle grounds, Swan, Geese and Ducks, Scotland
Momma Duck and her Ducklings
Oh and before I have any duck lovers mad at me, I love all birds, no matter the size, shape, or form, and think they’re all equally beautiful. 🙂 <3 I have a ton of duck pictures too, just saying.
And I’ve got 10,000 words on Taming the Wild Cougar. 🙂 <3
Have a great day! Have to get back to writing about cougars and get my mind off birds…
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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