Wednesday, October 2, 2013

They are Nations

The animal shall not be measured by man.
 In a world older and more 
complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with 
extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.
 They are not brethren; they are not underlings;
 they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow 
prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth. 

~Henry Beston, The 
Outermost House, 1928

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