Because their legs are long and refined,
Because their reflections painted the sands with watercolors,
Because they can stride through the ocean – confidently walking the salty fields,
Because they sing in notes that are small, perfect and round – like pebbles, like sand,
Because Nature was aware of the eccentricities and egos of her creations,
She made sure to also give them a foolish profile:
A silhouette that was Cyrano-like and upside down, curved and odd…
So in her wisdom her little creation became a witty balance of dignity and mirth.
And when observing it, no fellow-creature would ever be jealous, or angry…but would only be overjoyed and wish to join it on its seaside journeys.