Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Bloor Line, teeny tiny

Asian girl, 13-17, wearing a sky-blue sweater and beige capris with white sneakers. She stands, maybe, four feet and five inches tall, her fingers gripping the pole like a newborn's.

Animal Farm, George Orwell (Penguin Classics)

Page 4:

'Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of the animals.'

Today, in science class, she will hold a scalpel over the belly of a dead frog...

...and wonder.

1 comment:

Denguy said...

She may not wonder.