The swan does not see herself as you see her. You may find her unattractive, but that doesn't make her a lesser creature. You may find her beautiful, but that doesn't mean she is haughty. You may find her eccentric, but that doesn't mean she is crazy. Your opinion has no influence on what she really is, and neither does your projection or your prejudice. She is the same whether you breathe or die. She is to the Universe exactly what she is meant to be.