I've had a fairly long day, so I'll just focus on a short post. In fact, I'll let the exceptional Loreena McKennitt do most of the work, with her beautiful song "The Bonny Swans." This is a slightly creepy take on swans, but given the cultural symbolism that seems to follow swans -- which is never exactly sweet and charming -- a slightly creepy take might be appropriate. Once again, I'll point out that we have a theme of people becoming swans. Why? No clue. But there's obviously something anthropomorphic about the swan.
(I've actually posted this song before, quite a while ago, but it's good enough to post twice.)