"Bamboo and Moon" by NAGASAWA Rosetsu (1754~1799), Japan: Everyday, priests minutely examine the Law. And endlessly chant complicated sutras. Before doing that, though, they should learn how to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon. - Ikkyu (Japanese Zen Buddhist monk: 1394~1481)
How they manage to fly at 25,000 feet, or more, is just absolutely amazing. An economy of motion and maximum endurance , coupled with an instinct that just won't let go...then off they go. Ain't nature grandiose in some of her gestures?