Tuesday, September 25, 2012

“A Firefly Never Forgets”

(That’s an allusion to both the Marx Brothers and pachyderms, all at once.)

A Firefly never forgets, and neither does an elephant, and neither does an Olivia. I have not forgotten about the blog, and in fact lately I feel as if I have more to talk about—and more I’d like to hear from you about—than ever before.

However, Annie and I are in the process of moving, and that does tend to distract one from the important topic of zoological philosophizing.

So: Elephants never forget—and while this is in part just one of those proverbial attributions, like the wisdom of owls, there is evidence that elephants remember their dead in a way that not that many other species (that we know of) do.

Are there attributes that you think accurately characterize a certain species? Have you found butterflies to be capricious, or ravens ironic, or sparrows buffoons?

["I remember that you gave me treats..."]

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pattinase (abbott) said...

Hope you love your new home!

Anca said...

Chickadees are cheeky.

Olivia V. Ambrogio said...

Thanks, Patti!

Chickadees *are* cheeky, aren't they? And pigeons are full of bravado ("I won't move from the path of this car until the very. last. second!").

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