Saturday, October 22, 2011

How Strange is Ordinary


I have seen some wonders in the world that make me wonder where I am in this universe, wonders that shake my sense of what it is to be a man in the world, disorienting me and making me reassess what it is to be a man at all. And then there are simple things like blue-faced pigeons in the park. I couldn't get a good picture of any due to a lack of sunlight here, so I must rely on the efforts of others to give at least some adequate substitute for what I saw. This photo is of a Peruvian pigeon, not quite what I saw, but not your average European pigeon either. It makes life strange to see such an ordinary thing as a pigeon in blue.

Blue-faced pigeon.

Here is a link to a few dozen exotic pigeons, a pretty-much ordinary bird otherwise.

Pigeon blog.

4 comments:

CGW said...

Dag, with the color change, some of the links on the side are hard to read.

Dag said...

I'm colour blind. Hope this is better.

CGW said...

It's fine now.

Dag said...

I thank you for letting me know so I could fix it.