Unexpected Flight

by Barbara Gurry/rowell

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While driving down a country road I was startled when a Sandhill Crane danced by my window. Displaying a laissez-faire attitude as she passed me by.   Nature had done it to me again. She had  filled  me with emotions and memories of the unconscious freedom of youth.  A fleeting, bittersweet moment remembering life before adult captivity.  Once I put my brush to my paper I struggled more than usual to evoke my emotion, I was aware of how hard it is to be free like the crane.