Saturday, May 17, 2008



This weeks Illustration Friday word was Wide.

It made me think of something that happened in the trip we did on the motorcycle. We were riding on the blue ridge parkway and in this beautiful very privet forest road, we saw a strange bird that looked like a chicken standing on the road, when it saw us, it flew away and then I realized it was a vulture, feeding on some road kill. It was very ugly when it was standing on the road, but then when it spread it's wings it became huge and beautiful.

It made me think of a poem by Ursula K Leguin that goes:

Only in silence the word
only in dark the light
only in dying life:
bright the hawk's flight on the empty sky.

A lot in the trip made me think of how big the world is, including that very privet and sort of small moment of seeing that huge vulture fly away.

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