Bewick Flight Feathers
Inspired by Psalm 36:7
How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.
Swan flight feathers are light and very strong. Each feather supports its neighbouring feather and collectively creates uplift and power to the wings.
A bird cannot fly easily if one of the flight feathers becomes damaged. The wing is a sum of the parts.
I have been interested to learn that three feathers are a Christian symbol for the virtues of faith, hope and charity.