Thursday, May 8, 2008

Stygian escorts...

Throughout (art) history, animals have often been there to escort us along the passage from this life into the next. I would guess that this stems from the ghostly, "knowing," and otherworldly presence they exude as we charge forward with our life-o-centric, all-too-human activities.

("The Power of Death" by William Holbrook Beard)

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