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Friday, April 29, 2005

Better Angels

It has been said that sometimes the better angels in a person's nature are shouted down by their demons. Indeed, such a thing seems possible, particularly when the angels and demons are not particularly well-matched. I like to think it's something along those lines that explains my own tendency to come out fighting when challenged.

Then again, maybe I'm just a spectacular asshole.

Regardless of which theory you subscribe to, however, I think all of our angels and demons can take time out today to mark something very special. I refer, of course, to the discovery that a species that we believed extinct has, apparently, been found alive and well. In the past few decades we have grown accustomed to the notion that animal species are disappearing, that our world is being irreversibly diminished- often as a result of our own short-sighted selfishness. It is a far rarer thing to learn that perhaps our sins are not as great as they once seemed, and that just maybe some small measure of redemption can be had.

I may be a social scientist, and therefore less interested in this than some, but I think we should all take a moment to recognize the joy of this moment. One of our companions on the Earth has not been extinguished, and our world is richer for it. Whether you are an Angel, or a Demon, the world is a larger and more magnificent place today than we believed it yesterday. Such an expansion is as worthy of recognition as a contraction is mourning.

Or, as my sister said, I'm dancing on my chair. Even if it is just a woodpecker.

2 Comments:

Anonymous lago said...

Your sister's chair is a woodpecker? How does she sit?

Friday, April 29, 2005 3:00:00 PM  
Blogger Drek said...

Your sister's chair is a woodpecker? How does she sit?

Gingerly.

Friday, April 29, 2005 3:12:00 PM  

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