Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Dreaming Up Daily Quote

“What James Abbey saw were the tiger’s eyes. He had never seen such eyes in any photograph or film, ever. And he understood now that the tiger’s eyes are not susceptible to being recorded on film. Abbey thought this was just. In twenty or eighty years, however long it will take, when the last of them is dead, or inbred so much in zoos that they’re no longer what they were, people looking at the films and photographs will think they’ve seen the tiger’s eyes, but it will not be so. The people won’t know, and the tiger doesn’t need them to know, that the stare of the tiger will be gone from the world utterly.”

Michael Ventura
The Zoo Where You”re Fed to God
[top photo: Siberian tiger, bottom: Bengal tiger.]

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