Sunday, October 10, 2010
"Early risers feel at ease with each other, perhaps because, unlike those who sleep late, they are given to understatement of their own achievements. Orion, the most widely traveled, says literally nothing. The coffee pot, from its first soft gurgle, underclaims the virtues of what simmers within. The owl, in his trisyllabic commentary, plays down the story of the night's murders. The goose on the bar, rising briefly to a point of order in some inaudible anserine debate, lets fall no hint that he speaks with the authority of all the far hills and the sea."
From A Sand County Almanac ("October"), Aldo Leopold.
A Faggot Gatherer At Dawn, Iulii Iul'evich (Julius) Klever (1850-1924)