If you don’t look after yourself, nobody else will.
In Colchester I am building a photographic record of two swan families. It is a challenge getting good photos of these swans because they often stick their heads into their feathers as they preen themselves.
Swans spend a considerable amount of their day preening, which is the difference between life and death for them. By preening their feathers swans keep their feathers water-resistant, clean and insulated. The swans look healthy and beautiful.
If human beings spent as much time as swans looking after their own health there would be fewer illnesses and lower stress. I often see people investing tons of time, energy and money into cleaning and maintaining their cars, but little of that same dedication to their own bodies.
You can learn a lot from swans about looking after yourself.