is the human: "Supposing that humanity were
defined as Homo loquens, a natural kind including all animals
language and speech, we would have to admit the possibility
both of individuals
of human parentage 'dropping out' of humankind, and of
individuals of non-human parentage 'coming in.'" T.
Ingold, "Introduction." In,
T. Ingold, Editor, What Is An Animal? London, 1988. p.3.
understand: P.C. van Wyck, Primitives in the
Wilderness. Albany, NY., 1997. p.91. Structures
that evolved into their present use "such as the human larynx
and supralaryngeal vocal apparatus" were not necessarily originally
used for their present purpose. The feathers of birds, for example,
were not first used for flying but for adaption to climatic conditions.
dog prancing: "Dogs
are universally reported to be terrified when in the vicinity of
a sasquatch. This has long been noted by the major writers, and I
have run across dozens of such reports myself. Often in these encounters
no one actually saw the sasquatch, but from sounds, smell, footprints,
and/or other evidence the people were sure that one of the creatures
was nearby." G. S. Krantz, Bigfoot Sasquatch
Evidence. Blaine, WA., 1999. p.136.
You say you suffer.
If you do suffer,
when it rains,
you'd better stay in the woods of bamboo & oak
(You get your
Yes, stay in the blue woods of bamboo & oak
(You get your hair
Because you've got hair like
you think things like that)
and Oak." In, H. Sato, Translator,
A Future of Ice: Poems and Stories of a Japanese Buddhist.
San Francisco, CA., 1989. p. 80.