[NetBehaviour] sandhill cranes in mist

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Mon Mar 16 21:21:24 CET 2020

intelligent; their dances are seriously famous!

On Mon, 16 Mar 2020, Max Herman via NetBehaviour wrote:

> The cranes are fantastic and enviable Alan! Ancient symbols of longevity.
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> sandhill cranes in mist
> http://www.alansondheim.org/crane1.jpg
> http://www.alansondheim.org/crane2.jpg
> http://www.alansondheim.org/crane.mp4
> the surreal trip continues with rare moments of beauty, eleven to
> twelve thousand sandhill cranes gathered in farmers' fields in the
> mist in the almost dawn, japanese screens of almost dusk, new calls
> we never heard before. we were there a long time, remembering
> beauty, against the rumors of borders closing, older folk not
> allowed out, anger and hatreds on the fringe, incompetence from
> above. we learned that there will be three- to five-hundred-
> thousand cranes gathering from the south, that nebraska is the only
> state that protects them. but there they were, so much wisdom.
> the rumors abound and we do our best as we travel, now in aurora,
> colorado, to ward off fear, our own anxiety generators at variance
> with just about everything. sleepless nights, even when the cranes
> are flying, even when their calls of communality come forth.
> they hint at an earlier earth, before anyone human was present, as
> if a primordial humanism had nothing to do with us. not nature red
> in tooth or claw or anything at all, but so many biomes, so many
> surviving in the midst, in the mist, here and now, in the fields.
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