The Swan

The Swan I was taking a walk along a river the other day and to my surprise I spotted a swan. I came closer to the river bank nice and slow in order not to scare him off. I started taking pictures of the white creature and to my even bigger surprise, the swan started to swim in my direction. He stopped, when he was close up and seemed to be enjoying being photographed. At some point I felt that enough is enough and I stopped taking photos. The swan swam away.

I felt a telepathic connection with the white animal and was really disappointed, when five local dogs started chasing him, the owners being unable to summon the dogs away. ‘Should the dogs not be on a leash?’ I asked myself with anger. Soon afterwards I imagined myself being a dog that never gets off the leash. I could not decide what was right.

It happens often in our lives that we find it difficult to tell right from wrong. But what we can always do is try not to make things worse than they are. Freedom is a big word these days and so are the rights. I am afraid that in the light of giving more and more rights to people and animals, we might be forgetting the duties. One of them being to respect the freedom of others.

I would like to hear your stories in the form of comments below.

Take care,
Helena Smole

One Response to “ “The Swan”

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