Today's front page story in the Syracuse Post-Standard is abysmally shocking and depressing for a everyone, but especially for a Wiccan. After yesterday's Earth Day celebration, to read this news this morning made me want to cry and then rant and rave. To read the story here is the link to Syracuse.com Swan story
Two beautiful swans named Manny and Faye, in the town of Manlius, near Syracuse, have been tending to a nest of 8 eggs in their little swan pond. This swan pond is a lovely spot, and much-beloved by the townsfolk, and by many others in the area.
Some person or persons, during the night, destroyed all the eggs. Broken shells were found up and down the street. The swan parents are now in a period of mourning. The callous, heartless, senseless act by these reprobates is very painful. There are many good people in the world who care so much for the planet and all upon it. This carnage is a visible representation of the other people who occupy space on earth who continue to cause the blight, the pollution, litter, and general lack of even the slightest concern for our Mother.
According to a spokesman for the town of Manlius, there is still time for this lovely pair of swans to re-nest. Efforts are being taken this week to construct a floating nest area on the pond itself for the parents to safely hatch their eggs.
We can hope for a happy ending to this sad story.