can’t see the forest

You Think You Can Tell?

Posted in Birds, ecology, Ecosystems, Environment, History, Nature, philosophy, wildlife by Curtis on 10/29/06

From BlueBear, an eloquent post by Agent99 in eulogy of the Dodo (and an appropriately subtle “screw you” to Kipling’s ‘burden’):

Dodos were daffy-looking flightless birds of the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. They were wiped out in the late sixteen hundreds by British sailors…

…An extinct bird, one that may well be the very epitome of undignity, symbolizes extreme dignity, where it is real, where the air is hollow. Untaintable trust is beautiful—even if on a practical level it is ill-advised.

Advertisements

4 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Winter Patriot said, on 10/30/06 at 6:06 pm

    A really lovely post! Thanks to Agent 99 for writing it and thanks to for bringing it here.

  2. Winter Patriot said, on 10/30/06 at 6:07 pm

    The previous comment seems to be missing a word. Oh well. Sometimes that’s the it goes. ;-)

  3. tellitlikeitis said, on 11/3/06 at 6:28 pm

    Glad to of service.

    Sorry, couldn’t resist. :-)

  4. Jennifer Costello said, on 1/18/07 at 1:45 am

    Google is the best search engine


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: