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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Otis Escapes, parts 4031 - 4034

 4031. He could see that all of the complexity of the actions of the roosters, and all of their training having to do with their performances after they died was almost certainly lost on the audience it was supposed to affect. Obviously there were poets, playwrights, and authors who utilized the actions of the birds in a metaphorical and symbolic sense, that was true.

4032. But even if an author mentioned the actions of roosters in a figure of speech for example, that was still nothing remotely like a real appreciation of what the birds were doing. Otis was struck by the absurdity of expecting to ever be recognized for the things he knew in his heart he was capable of.

 4033. He said to the Rooster, “For thousands of years you roosters have been performing your profound death dances, and yet in all that time no person has ever given you any credit for them, even if posthumously. If your actions, so replete with meaning, go unnoticed and unrecognized, what hope is there for me, and the humble things I hope to do in my life.”

4034. “Perhaps you are howling up the wrong bush,” said the Rooster. 

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