A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

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Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Antwerp Elephant

Here's an elephant I saw recently in front of the Antwerp Zoo. It's one of a small herd in the middle of a square, right across from the indescribably lovely train station. The elephants--which look like they're made of wooden plates, but are actually metal--are set on white play sand, and usually have children playing around and under them.

If you click on the picture, you can see how anatomically detailed this bull elephant is. Hard to imagine in the U.S. of A., but par for the course in sophisticated Belgium, or anywhere else in Europe, for that matter.



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