Life Partners

Mesmerized - I watched as what one did..the other did immediately thereafter. Mirrors of one another. Reflections of each other's actions and thoughts.

One reached back to scratch beneath its feathers..the other reached back and scratched beneath that same but opposing side. One extended and stretched its long and graceful neck...the other followed.

Such perfect synchronicity. Not a single word or sound passed between them. And - yet - they seemed to know and understand. Where one ends and the other begins. Where one begins the other ends. Or - perhaps - there are no beginnings and endings at all.

Maybe that's what makes them so unique. These seemingly simple swans..with their bodies so much bigger than their heads. Life partners and best friends.