When I first began this piece, I had wanted to have her feathers turning into owls. One has to fall down to gain wisdom. However, there is something potent about the fall itself that should be left without embellishment. In the words of Antonio in Shakespeare's Tempest, "The past is prologue, what is to come, in yours and my discharge."
You might also be interested in the sequel piece Migration.
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"It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another."
- William Blake