A NATURAL MARVEL: MURMURATION

This is easily one of the most amazing videos I have ever seen. I can’t help but think of the passage from Jonathan Safran-Foer’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, where Mr. Black tells Oskar what happened when Stalin invaded an artist community:

“Stalin found out about the community and sent his thugs in, just a few days before I got there, to break all of their arms! That was worse than killing them! It was a horrible sight, Oskar: their arms in crude splints, straight in front of them like zombies! They couldn’t feed themselves, because they couldn’t get their hands to their mouths! So you know what they did!” “They starved?” “They fed each other! That’s the difference between heaven and hell! In hell we starve! In heaven we feed each other!” I don’t believe in the afterlife.” “Neither do I, but I believe in the story.”

 

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One Response to “A NATURAL MARVEL: MURMURATION”
  1. Alice says:

    My son learned about this in school recently. It’s a great analogy for the difference between heaven and hell.

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