Ecce Homo

by F.

Another picture from our recent visit to the zoo—creepily proto-human. “And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you,” was the line (Nietzche) that came to mind—not sure why. This picture gives me a chill in any event. It’s one thing to look at fossilized bones; another to see how much living creatures resemble us. I’ve been around monkeys and they are extremely human-seeming. But they’re tiny little things. Gorillas? Whoa.

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