20 November 2008

Stiff Lizzy

Little boys huddled around something is always a good sign!

I remember playing with dead animals, or at least poking them with sticks. Unless you are a kid with the habit of capture-and-torture, these are one of the few times you can use satisfy your curiosity without fear of any unpredictable reactions (biting you or thrashing aound-- both are frightening).

Examining usually elusive reptiles up close, seeing how stray cats' hair have a multitude of different colors but form an illusion of a singular muddy hue... These are the privileges of an observant child.

Furthermore, I firmly believe that seeing dead animals is important to a child's understanding of life and death.

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