This perfect symmetry of grace and form drifts across the surface of a cold northern lake.
Almost mythical in its beauty, the pearlescent swan becomes the perfect counterpoint to the slate black water.
The intricacies of the textural landscape of plume contrasts with the flawless meniscus through which it cuts like a white galleon in a dream.
This is a perfect moment of existence where bird, air, water, form and painterly beauty coalesce to create a Gaian masterpiece.
Yet not a stones throw from where I sit the rumble of a motorway cuts through a rectilinear landscape of brick and asphalt.
Even here though, one may encounter beauty as great as anything to be found upon this small blue planet.
Gazing silently in awe, one divines the brush strokes of creation within each and every detail of this sumptuous tableau of livingness.
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