…they are other nations…

Frigatebirds (Fregatidae) near Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Sometimes, someone says something so perfectly that it deserves to be repeated…and repeated, and repeated…until people hear it. But…just sometimes. Like when naturalist Henry Beston summed up the world of life around us. Maybe we should try to hear what he was saying.

“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, naturalist and author (1888-1968)

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