keep looking for what is vital to you
you will find it
and you shall return to the place from whence you came

-the legend of the plumage of an angel-

the ancient japanese legend
an angel flew down from heaven to earth
and when she stopped to bathe in a lake
she lost her plumage and could not return to heaven

after crying many tears she resolved to live on earth
but she never stopped searching for heaven

and devoted her life to rediscovering it
after hundreds of years
she did indeed come across the heaven she once thought lost
and fulfilled the myth of the swan

Central Park, 2010