4028. We roosters have always been aware, since ancient, even prehistoric times, of the importance of our actions on human beings. We know, for example, how often we are mentioned in literature. Who else has the honor of being used as the symbol of the dawn, the symbol of the beginning of every day, and therefore the symbol of all new beginnings?
4029. “But more importantly perhaps, our running around after we die is the only way anyone has of imagining that life goes on after death, if even in some terrifying and repugnant way.” Thus the Rooster ended his explanation of the reason why he had been running around in the Fowler’s yard, and although Otis found the explanation interesting, still he seemed to be unable to concentrate, and kept looking around distractedly as the Rooster was speaking.
4030. Otis was not losing interest however, even if he was distracted. He was struck by the connection between what the Rooster was saying, and his own predicament. He wanted to continue with his career as a theatrical performer, but he knew that human audiences would never begin to understand the content of his performances.