This fox is happy. He caught not a goose but a red cigarette box. Happy like the human beings in the December shopping season. Bringing home something. In Germany they say a fox is “listig” = cunning, crafty, sly, astute. He doesn’t feel guilty while acting. They say he doesn’t regret anything. Like the character of Odysseus, described by Homer? I’m amused by his strategy, comparing the strategy of my cat or dog or look at the strategies of snakes, tigers, sharks, eagles – some are open, others hidden. Much to consider. Little lesson by a tiny fox, strolling through an urban jungle.
title=”fox and cigarettes” (part 2) @ urban nature Leipzig 2012 – photo by Jan Rillich, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr
I don’t have my focus on animals but on politics. I read Thoreau’s “duty of civil disobedience”. Recently I studied China’s dissident Ai Weiwei. In his latest movie trailer he talks about his 40 cats. Only one of them is able to open the door to escape daily. I would like to become such a character too, who is able to walk his own line. Not in China. Too difficult.
1 – young foxes in snow:
2 – Ai Weiwei’s cat that can open doors
3 – me about Ai Weiwei 20 months ago:
4 – Thoreau, On Civil Disobedience:
5 – twitpic: