Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Bird play

Francis talks to a gull.


Francis: You’re playing, aren’t you.

Gull: Rao.

Francis: Just playing on the updraft.

Gull: Rao.

Francis: Play? Usually means amusement for humans. Play usually has a serious purpose for animals. Perhaps you’re playing to practice flying skills?

Gull: Wheee.

Francis: But when would you need to fly upside down? No purpose in that. Just fun. Playing, definitely playing.



Man talks to bird. Correction. Man talks himself through bird. Is that the basis of anthropomorphism?

A dialogue with oneself leads to revelation. Correction. Depending on the dialogue, depending on the self addressed, a self-interview MIGHT lead to some understanding.


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