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August 23, 2009
A moment with a bear...

Young bear in a trap this morning, moaning like a whale, smelling primeval, like earth and fear. I looked into its eyes feeling like a Midaeval tyrant, a cruel spectre. What did it imagine of me? I tried to make my voice sound soothing as I lifted my son to see, but no matter what came out of my mouth, all I said was, "Welcome to the human world."

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