“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
― Neil Gaiman
― Neil Gaiman
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Sam Squirrel Becomes Dinner Entre As Cooper Hawk Dazzles Westchester University Students With Definitive Dive-Bombing Skills In Central Campus
Nature does as nature will do and to hell with housing developments, universities, and flocks of on looking students. After all, a hawk’s gotta eat, doesn’t he? And so the fate of poor Sam the Squirrel, who thought life was safe on campus among his peeps, where predators tends to shy away, came to a sudden and rather unexpected end on this fine October evening. Sam was whiling away the late afternoon putting away some food for the upcoming scarcity of the cold to come and having a generally happy time. Little did he know that eyes were on him from up above. And I’m not talking about the Lord. These eyes had a gourmet meal in mind. Sam, being a vegetarian and living next to the campus Starbucks that meant rich supplements of cookies and muffins to his diet, had little thought of such skyward gourmets.
Meanwhile, Cooper was making his mark. Within seconds, he had his aim lined up and BOOM! Sam was a dinner entre. Students were stunned. They stood their distance and watched as Coop began his meal. Now you might think that the common human reaction would be disgust. Repulsion. Fear. Quite the opposite for the most part. Oh a few walked past and muttered the odd “awwww” or “ewwwww”, but for the most part Coop garnered respect and reverence. Hundreds of students passed as he partook of his gourmet feast and all steered clear, or were politely steered clear by those watching, since he was so quiet many couldn’t see him, and most stopped to have a look. Seeing this beautiful almost 1 ½ foot bird with razor sharp claws and beak eating his catch and, for the most part, ignoring all of the people passing by seemed incredulous. It was as if he was putting on a show and he was the star.