“When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport;
when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.”
– George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
“A man kills a tiger from a distance.
But a tiger kills a man face to face, looking into his eyes,
saddened by what must be done to survive.
I used a shotgun to kill a little bird on a snowy day
when I was eleven. Then, as I looked down from Mount Olympus
at the shattered angel in his crystal tomb, I covered him
with a tear and swore that I would hunt no more until
little birds were given
– A Tour of Tigers
The Monday Morning Memo
for November 12, 2007