A swan seems to take off with difficulty, some even say clumsily. Once airborne the legs tuck in and the neck stretches out – and the clumsy becomes graceful in flight.
Nancy is close, but not yet able, to get started on her own. Wheelchair, potties, and most beds are low and she just can’t quite get up from them. In the PT room they have a bed that is higher off the floor. From it Nancy can get her feet on the floor and with the high handles of her ‘walker’ she can establish vertical posture. Then she is ready and able to travel.
The grace of a swan in flight? Maybe not.
But grace, nonetheless.