Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Birds of Spalding Gray


Sparrow

Birds are strange beings. They have feathers, which is strange. They have legs and claws like reptiles, which is strange. Strangest of all, they can fly. Thus it is that birds hold a certain place in our pysche and mythologies. They represent freedom, life and death.

I present this clip about Spalding Gray from the program This American Life with some apologies. I'm sorry that it's a little sad though it is surprisingly joyful. I'm sorry if it might illicit unwanted emotional responses. I'm sorry that it's about a man's suicide. I'm sorry if you can't handle that.

Clip length: 08:46 mins
Hear it here.

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