[va-richmond-general] Re: what's it all really about?
- From: "katya" <katya@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 18:04:12 -0500
I joined Aududon because all late spring I watched the nest of the Ospray at the U of R stadium and had no one to share it with. I worried in fierce thunderstorms; sometimes, when I am sure it hailed, that they could not have survived and had no one to share it with. I joined Audubon because a bird high in the North Carolina boughs haunted me with its etherial song when I walked my beautiful dog, my God-send of a dog, my dog who is no longer with me, up to the mountaintop where we lived at dusk every night. I know now from my internet explorations that it was a Wood Thrush. I joined Audubon because my Dad, a Peal Harbor veteran, still tormented by sunrise nightmares, a man so strangley incapable of understanding people, but so patient in a way I never knew myself that he seduced a Blue Heron into eating kitchen scraps from his hands every night at sundown. My Dad unconsciously whistled the call of the Rufus Towhee and for years I tried to spot that bird and never could see it making that sound, my Dad's sound. It was one of you who pointed out to me--finally. All we have is words, really. They aren't just numbers. They aren't just species. They are an experince that only our words can bring to one another and to all the others, all the many others who never SEE, never HEAR until someone opens their minds. I don't want to see species destroyed the way a little piece of woods and farmland and river and marsh was destroyed when I was just a kid. We just can't live on an island anymore. With all due respect and hope for a better place, Kate ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ Sent via the WebMail system at earthtones.com You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.
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