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Don’t invite disaster

"A Wolf-Hound" by Paulus Potter. Maybe the same breed as in Ireland, but this dog was Dutch and was alive in the seventeenth century.

“A Wolf-Hound” by Paulus Potter. Maybe the same breed as in Ireland, but this dog was Dutch and was alive in the seventeenth century. 

“Though men in the mass forget the origins of their need, they still bring wolfhounds into city apartments, where dog and man both sit brooding in wistful discomfort.

The magic that gleams an instant between Argos and Odysseus is both the recognition of diversity and the need for affection across the illusions of form. It is nature’s cry to homeless, far-wandering, insatiable man: “Do not forget your brethren, nor the green wood from which you sprang. To do so is to invite disaster.”

–Loren Eisley,  The Unexpected Universe.

 

 

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