Monday, October 27, 2008

Pigeons on asphalt

They peck and poke around, at something we cannot see; they are gray and  moire against the black and auto  abstraction of the shopping lot.  The pigeons are like original thought, that shortcut Jan Cox demonstrated as a route to another kind of awareness.

The quadrupeds and bipeds move on a flat plane missing the pigeons.  But the birds can take their time--faced with sudden death in an asphalt sea, the pigeons move----UP.  They have a direction others busy at the shopping center do not.  A whole other direction so their hazards are different.  Their rewards are life.

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