Does the village pond exist in parallel universes in one of which there are many ducklings but in the other only one?
I seem to inhabit the universe with only one duckling! There it was this morning sitting on the bank with mum and dad enjoying the sunshine.
There was another duck and two other drakes tussling on the pond, flying off at speed and returning; and a solitary moorhen paddling around quietly ignoring it all.
One day I will find the portal to the other universe!