He watched from the opposite side of the pond as the other ducks fought for the breadcrumbs tossed by picnicers and elderly people.
The blossoms on the tree were fragrant, and it was peaceful and quiet on this side.
Floating and snacking on the natural food in the water, he saw a little girl sitting in a wheelchair, alone.
He flew to the little girl’s feet and brushed his beak on her dangling hand, curious. He curled up, and fell asleep at her feet. The rest of the world could follow the flock, he’d follow his heart.
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