The Black Swan - Mystery and the Unknown

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The Black Swan...

The Black Swan

Image: JW Marriott Desert Springs 

A white swan symbolizes, purity, beauty, dignity, and wealth. A black swan is about the mysterious and the unknown.  

Nassim Nicholas Taleb reminds us that we are too quick to forget that just being alive is a blessing.  He goes on to talk about the ingrate who got a castle as a present and then complains of the mildew in the bathroom.  We should be grateful for everything we have. Enjoy life and the unknown it brings. After all, we are all black swans.

 

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Barbara Todaro - Ha! Ha!  I think we can all appreciate that sentiment.

Jun 11, 2019 07:23 AM #14
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Michael Jacobs - I am glad you like it.  It was ...shoot it or lose it. There was no thinking about it. The swan was moving and another second and it would be out of sight.

Jun 11, 2019 07:27 AM #15
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Hi Brian England - I had to research it, but knew there was probably a distinction.

Jun 11, 2019 07:29 AM #16
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Good morning Sheri. I have never seen a black swan. What a beautiful creature.

Jun 11, 2019 08:08 AM #17
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, what a great message and a beautiful picture. Everything we have is a blessing, the day we decide to have a thankful heart will be the day happiness will begin. 

Jun 11, 2019 08:30 AM #18
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Roy Kelley
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This is a good lesson for all of us.

I love the photograph.

Jun 11, 2019 08:51 AM #19
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sherri,

Like Nina Hollander I am reminded of the ballet Swan Lake, and the incredible music of Tchaikovsky...the message is lovely, and yes we are very blessed every single day and every moment of the day.  It is something we remind ourselves of on a daily basis and sometimes several times a day.  A

Jun 11, 2019 09:04 AM #20
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That is a gorgeous photo, Sheri. And so is your message.  We are always amazed with the beautiful world that surrounds us. 

Jun 11, 2019 09:15 AM #21
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I had always thought black swans were mythical creatures that didn't actually exist.  And, there it is in your photo.  Amazing!

Jun 11, 2019 09:59 AM #22
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Sheri Sperry - MCNE® -  this is true.  A very good thought for the day.

Jun 11, 2019 01:28 PM #23
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Hi Sheila Anderson - I am so glad I was able to share this with you. 

Jun 12, 2019 07:47 AM #24
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Hi Beth Atalay - Well said! We need to work at having a thankful heart every day.

Jun 12, 2019 07:49 AM #25
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Hi Roy Kelley - Thank you.  We were so fortunate to get this pic.

Jun 12, 2019 07:50 AM #26
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Good point Ron and Alexandra Seigel. We do need to remind ourselves several times a day.

Jun 12, 2019 07:54 AM #27
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Everywhere we travel we can find beauty in our surroundings.

Jun 12, 2019 07:56 AM #28
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - We are Marriott owners and both the resort in Maui and the JW at Desert Springs in Palm Desert both have black swans and I never gave it a thought that they were uncommon.  I am so glad I was able to share this.

Jun 12, 2019 08:00 AM #29
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Thank you so much, Grant Schneider.

Jun 12, 2019 08:00 AM #30
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Ever so grateful daily Sheri, am very blessed. Thank you for the beautiful words that come from the heart! The swan reminds me of a black neck swan that used to feed the ducks in a 55+ communuity here. There was a feeder but too tall for the ducks to access so the swan would stretch its long neck and grab some food to distribute among his friends. I was mesmerized!

Jun 13, 2019 02:40 PM #31
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Sheri, don't think I have ever seen a black swan, unless it was at the zoo.  Gorgeous photo.

Jun 14, 2019 10:04 AM #32
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How interesting, and what a nice picture of the black swan. Have a good weekend !

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