Look at the Way We Glide
Caught on the wind's lazy tide...
– Neil Diamond, 'Skybird'
We all wish we could fly these days: get up above it all. Sometimes, the world really is too much with us, the while we are in physical retreat from its more concrete threats. We may not possess the elementary means of locomotion available to the simplest drone (or the batteries), but we do have something at our disposal that may turn out to be even more useful: our imaginations.
This issue's full of imagination: ideas and stories. Art, photography, prose, poetry. Moods and observations. Thoughts to lift those wings. New ways to see the world. Brits, admit it: most of you think seagulls are merely annoying. You don't see them for the wonders they are. Let those of us who live far from the coastlines of the planet explain that when FWR shows us these birds, we stare. To us, they are exotic.
Dreyfus once wrote from Devil's Island that he would see the most glorious birds. Many years later in Brittany he realized they had only been seagulls...
Come see what we've got for you this week:
Quote of the Week: Our own strategy was to flood areas to stop an invasion. That would have worked up to the invention of flying.
– Caiman Raptor Elk
A blessing for sleep.
THINGS THAT GIVE US PAUSE
NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL
So last century.
Wight statue matters.
It's in the Cards (6).
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