Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pay Respects to Another "Last of Its Kind" while he is in NYC

If Roman Catholics believed in bush souls, Lonesome George would be mine and perhaps that of Our Lady of Vilnius Parish.  I read about him extensively. His  uncompromising personality and solitary nature qualifies him to participate in the eternal kavine in the basement hall.that lives in our hearts.

As Our Lady of Vilnius stands forlorn on Broome Street, its red doors fading like its life blood, Lonesome George is lying in state uptown in the Museum of Natural History, where he will remain until January 4, 2015.

Species of New Yorkers, are facing extinction due to destruction of habitat.  Maybe someone will stuff us and send us to the Galapagos, where we can stand beside him before a slow procession of tourists and the inscrutable gazes of giant tortoises who will escape our fate.

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