Wednesday, February 4, 2015

No category for this one.

There's an abundance of human drama in the world right now; no shortage for us human watchers.

But the one that struck me, so much I wanted to share it with you; is this one, from the BBC.

Man In Africa Kills Crocodile That Killed His Wife.

Seriously; read the story.  The crocodile was huge; a proven threat to the village- and the man armed only with his humanity.

Good?  Bad?  Mostly good, I think; but most of all - very, very, human.

This is who we are, and there are plenty of upsides, and downsides.  I was stunned to find such a primal story - making it all the way to the effete (really) pages of the BBC.  Apparently this is still salable to modern urbanites.   Sure, we consume this kind of thing constantly in our video games and movies; but in reality?  Freaky.

I confess I find this man admirable.  At arm's length.

We're a tough species; when we have to be.  Just something to keep in mind.

1 comment:

Jim V said...

Reminiscent of Herman Melville. You do have to admire someone who will give their all in the pursuit of their quest. I'd just want a really looooong spear.