Friday, April 13, 2007


While away, I tried to explain to this pelican using what literary skills I have that there is a real chance of nuclear war soon but the bird didn't appear interested. Politely it listened while it enjoyed the perfection of the day. I suspect that it was more interested in looking out for fishermen who might clean some of their catch nearby than anything I might say.

After a while I gave up trying to educate the bird and, realising that it was a lot smarter than I was because it lived in the present and was untroubled by the future, I let it educate me.

For a time, I felt at one with it.


Lucyp said...

That rock it is standing on is smarter than most of the World leaders.

Daniel said...

Compared to Bush, the bird is brighter than the sun, Lucy!