03 December 2009

today i went to that taxidermy exhibit. jars of formaldehyded reptile bodies, bird and animal skins stretched on styrofoam. locally collected, fifty to one hundred fourteen years ago. thought about the erosion of natural habitats and extinct species and the manufactured landscapes of zoos and tiny aquarium ponds for big whales, anthropomorphism and the potential emotional sickness as well as maintenance procedures of keeping house pets as the diseases of the nineteenth century and now our own, turning to dust. i wanted an adult conversation about it all but i'm not sure how to have one. i felt sick on the bus ride home.

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