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November 16, 2009
Solitary toadness...

(frog photo taken in New York) cc
(frog photo taken in New York) cc
Working in the stillness of a botanic gardens, I put down my pen and notice a toad hidden among leaves and water pools. The animal looks like a mottled stone, forelegs gathered at its breast. After a moment of appreciating its solitary toadness, I become acutely aware of the piped in sound of chirping frogs and cannot help wondering if the recorded loop is slowly driving him mad.

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