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#255469 - 04/20/14 09:03 PM Thought provoking and so humbling..  
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Just reading this quotation by Henry Beston can almost move me to tears. His insight is extraordinary, and I do believe, very, very fitting for here.

“We patronize the animals 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 are more 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.”
― Henry
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#255502 - 04/24/14 05:28 AM Re: Thought provoking and so humbling.. [Re: wishfull]  
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Agreed! A fitting thought to the plight of captive birds. "For the animal shall not be measured by man" ...He is so right, only by God.


#256807 - 09/12/14 09:05 AM Re: Thought provoking and so humbling.. [Re: wishfull]  
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Thank you for sharing the wonderful quote. How very true.


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