'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Beauty in Unexpected Places

                 "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
                                                                    - Dr Carl Sagan.


  1. Awww.... all legs! A beautiful photo to be sure, Kathrine. I also love the Carl Sagan quote. I used to see all of his shows on the universe.

    Very nice.
    Happy Holidays!

  2. Yes, Sis, a new alpaca on my friend's farm.
    And I didn't know that Sagan had a show. I don't watch TV.

  3. What is it about any baby, four legs or two, that makes it adorable?

  4. Indeed, Jinksy. Helplessness, vulnerability? Genetically hard-wired in us I think...

  5. Sagan. Hmmm. I receive Sagan quotes frequently from Wendy - she is a great admirer! No sorry. Poor grammar. She admires him greatly.

  6. GB ... but you have mixed feelings about Sagan? I haven't investigated his philosophies in depth but I suspect there's a large overlap with my own.

  7. No I don't have mixed feelings about his views. Those of which I am aware are very much in line with mine. I have not read his works though and Wendy has - many. She devours books on similar subjects and I get the précis without reading them! And then I am given the DVDs and have to answer questions and talk intelligently. It's a bit like being at Uni again. And I'm afraid I was never a lover of academia.

    Looking back the 'Hmmmm' (hope I've put in the correct number of m's) was superfluous. It's just that at the moment I wrote it (late at night) I probably felt my mind was being overloaded by the needs of intelligence.

  8. Oh. Good, Geeb. Not that your mind etc. Good that you like Sagan.