12 May 2006



An abandoned eagle’s nest fell out of a tree next to the creek behind our property. The ingenious arrangement of thick interlocking twigs had us mesmerized. It was not held together by any kind of mortaring agent, yet it was as tightly constructed as any stone wall. We entered the nest in a local art show, listing the artist as Anne Eagle. The juror for the show rejected the piece. There’s nothing new here, he said. There are thousands just like this one. We took the nest home and put it on our coffee table. Eagles swooped by our window.

I love this!

Here's a great quote I came across recently, from an author whose book I didn't much like, but that's the point:

"Do not be critics, you people, I beg you. I was a critic and I wish I could take it all back because it came from a smelly and ignorant place in me and spoke with a voice that was all rage and envy. Do not dismiss a book until you have written one, and do not dismiss a movie until you have made one, and do not dismiss a person until you have met them. It is a f***load of work to be open-minded and generous and understanding and
forgiving and accepting, but, Christ, that is what matters. What matters is saying yes."

-Dave Eggers, *The Harvard Advocate*
I loved the post, Mar, and I really like this Dave Eggers quote. Thanks, Theriomorph.
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