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.


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  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

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