In this scene, a young infant finds security enough to sleep upon the back of a falcon as it whisks her away to more tranquil skies. Here, the bird represents strong and sure guidance through the turbulence of life. This sense of navigation, mission, and skill is afforded added gravity by way of the fact that the wall of clouds looming in the background is, in actuality, the eyewall of a hurricane. To this end, the narrative is not quite complete, for we—like the falcon; like the infant—often find ourselves blessed with transient periods of calm in the eyes of our own emotional fronts before and after we puncture the high-velocity winds of experience that try our own ability to spread our own wings and rise above it all. In the end, we are both child and falcon, looking for safe passage towards survival and achievement, and a way to provide it.
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