Friday, October 22, 2010

Wonderful things I did not know

The NY Times Obit for Elizabeth Sturz
Mrs. Sturz wrote in her book about Argus that she started her work in the Bronx for the simplest of reasons: “I wanted to leave a footprint somewhere, perhaps even a wing beat.”

She chose the name from the Greek myth of Argus, the giant of many eyes. After his death, a compassionate goddess, not wanting this wonder to pass from the world, gathered up the giant’s eyes and placed them in the tail of the peacock, a bird of transcendent beauty.
Flannery O'Connor, peacock owner,  would have loved this too....

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