A bat with outstretched wings, and another with wings folded

durer bat det 2Albrecht Durer ((May 1471 – April 1528)
painter, engraver, printmaker, mathematician, theorist

 

Bats are an extraordinary evolutionary success, the only mammals to conquer the air.
Nothing else on earth flies the way they do.


James Gorman
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkeSSdwbnPg&feature=player_embedded
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8 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. They look incredible soft.

  2. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS. thank you! xo

    • Every time I hear from you. Lis. my heart lightens a little.

      As with so many—I’ve been holding on to this picture for years, waiting for something to come together.
      I don’t always know why I act on it, sometimes a perfect match, sometimes arbitrary, sometimes I just can’t wait any longer.
      Did you see the heart-breaking video? — which, indeed, breaks me down each time I watch it —-

  3. Just passing by to say I have found the website by chance some time ago and now I keep enjoying the beautiful and inspiring posts. This unique combination of aesthetics and reality touches me deeply every time. Thank you for the amazing site.

    • That’s very kind of you—Thank you.
      In fact—I really like the way you describe this odd, but purposeful, blend of things. I may borrow your phrase, if that’s ok . . . .

      I’m sorry I’m so stupid that I can’t read your tweets in your language—

      • No, please, I couldn’t honestly expect everyone to read Portuguese! 🙂 Please feel free to use the phrase as you like it and thank you for today’s new beautiful post!

  4. Thanks. Durrell had such a searching eye and ability to then represent his vision on the paper.


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