We were gifted with an unexpected visit by a beautiful falcon whilst making this film. We could see from the tags on her legs that her name was Ruby. She arrived in a very timely manner, a bell sounding her arrival; I had just asked the little girl in the film to run around an oak tree, as if to make a spell.
Ruby stayed for a while on the ground, and performing low swoops over our heads. Her raptorial presence amazed and inspired us. She then followed us from above as we walked home through the old, wooded pathways by the fields.
Perhaps our imaginations exist beyond ourselves, reaching out for the things we love – and maybe all of nature is listening, waiting for a chance to reach back.
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©℗ Gaynor Perry