Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle


In Texas, the most common large animal was the deer: sometimes observed bounding towards distant trees, but more commonly observed in an inside-out pile after having been rammed by pickup trucks of breathtaking size.

But here in Louisiana, the most common large animal is what looks like an elegant white crane, gracefully flying between irrigated fields in the golden evening light.

It is seriously, seriously French.

Put bluntly, I expect to see these birds fly back with packs of cigarettes, artisan cheeses, and a paperback copy of Camus's "The Stranger."

I'm sure these birds have some manner of scientific name, but I shall call them "freedom cranes."
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