The struggle between ‘who we are’ and ‘who we can be’ is a mysterious dance between what we were taught (up bringing) and what we have learned (personal experience). Ancestry can be a weight as well as a gem. Life is what happens between our roots and new growth. From Hans Christian Andersen’s The Stork or the phoenix myth large waterfowl are connected to birth and creation, and are seen as an oracle of great character(s). Whether in the bayous or the land of Canaan, identity is a dance – stepping out beyond our roots without forgetting them.