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Messaggioda Roxy » ven set 07, 2007 7:42 pm

found this on San Jose -california- forum, I love it so that I post it here
for everybody attention. I did always think we are not the most intelligent animal in the world, each kind of animal has the best intelligence necessary for his life or survival... We have not the highest culture, each animal -and even flower- has all the necessary culture, just a different one.. and it really seems Henry Beston found out the best way to express what I think too!! :shock:

We need another, and a wiser, perhaps a more mystical,
concept of animals.
Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice,
man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge
and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion.
We patronize them for their incompleteness,
for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves.
And therein we err, and greatly err.
For the animal shall not be measured by man.
In a world older and more complete than ours
they move finished and complete,
gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained,
living by voices we shall never hear.
They are not brethren.
They are not underlings.
They are other nations – caught with ourselves in the net of life and time,
fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.”
Henry Beston
Ultima modifica di Roxy il ven set 07, 2007 9:59 pm, modificato 1 volta in totale.
"Il gatto disse: non sono un amico e non sono un servitore. Sono il gatto che cammina da solo e desidero entrare nella tua tana." Rudyard Kipling

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Messaggioda Giovanna » ven set 07, 2007 8:34 pm

Grazie, è bellissimo!!! :D :D :D
I love Henry Beston
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Messaggioda Mariateresa » dom set 09, 2007 7:49 am

Non posso che ripetermi... è un brano bellissimo, grazie!

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