Monday, April 21, 2014
To Release a Dove, You First Have To Capture And Imprison It
This was the cover of Parade magazine yesterday. The caption I cut off says:
"The Pontiff released a dove . . ."
Long ago, in Thailand, I participated in releasing little birds as a New Year's activity where you are supposed to gain merit for letting the birds free.
But I couldn't get past the fact that someone first had to catch and imprison the bird so that you could buy it and let it free. Somehow that seemed to contradict the whole idea of giving it freedom.
I thought about that when I saw this picture and the caption.