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Thoughts are at times described as birds, for thoughts are flighty - but are they like vultures?

I personally do not see thoughts, nor the images on this deck, as vulture-like. Vultures call to mind the eating up of cadavres - with Plato, I would see written words as the cadavres of ideas, and thoughts as the means of reaching out, putting out one's hand and partaking of this Living fruit.

The flighty bird, resting upon a un-leaved branch, may very well depict the barren-ness of the word. The older thought patterns which, solidified into frozen words, have lost their ability to have the warmth of lofty life and flight, and thus sit upon branches devoid too of living cells.

There is much in this thread which is wonderful to reflect on - thank you both
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