"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Parable of the Bear

There is a parable for ursa horriblis...

If a twig falls in the forest
A deer will hear it,
an eagle will see it,
a grizzly bear will smell it.... .

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