Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday: Once I Was a Fish

[Royal Tern with prey, Stone Harbor Point, NJ, August 5 2013.]

“Once we were blobs in the sea, and then fishes, and then lizards and rats and then monkeys, and hundreds of things in between. This hand was once a fin, this hand once had claws! In my human mouth I have the pointy teeth of a wolf and the chisel teeth of a rabbit and the grinding teeth of a cow! Our blood is as salty as the sea we used to live in! When we're frightened, the hair on our skin stands up, just like it did when we had fur. We are history! Everything we've ever been on the way to becoming us, we still are."
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

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