Epitomes, Archetypes, and . . . Pigeons? Yup.

I am the pigeon.

Well, that sounds a bit pretentious, dunnit? One bird, laying claim to being the epitome of an entire type? An individual claiming to be an archetype? Go on wit’ you.

And yet . . . “I am a pigeon” doesn’t quite seem to capture the affect. The serenely self-confident stance. The sublime disregard for any nearby plebes, avian and human alike.

No, we had it right at the outset. This is the pigeon.


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10 Responses to Epitomes, Archetypes, and . . . Pigeons? Yup.

  1. Jim Taylor says:

    Sounds like a Neil Diamond song: “I am, I squawked…” Or cooed. Or something.

  2. Tom Watson says:

    Beautiful picture! Thanks.

  3. You have captured “the Look,” which I have failed to appreciate until now. Perhaps that stance has something to do with the prevalence and universality of their habitat? The lavender touch is more attractive than I had noticed. The familiarity of the bird has bred a kind of ignorance in me. That tendency is something to ponder.

  4. John Whitman says:

    Isabel – “I am the sky rat”, works better for me as opposed to, “I am the pigeon.”

    In case you hadn’t guessed, I hate pigeons and the mess they create.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      John – I hear you about the mess, but they eat more garbage and rotting bits than they excrete, so there’s that.

  5. barbara carlson says:

    I am the egg man
    They are the egg men
    I am the walrus
    Goo goo g’joob, goo goo goo g’joob
    Goo goo g’joob, goo goo goo g’joob, goo
    Joob, joob, jooba
    Jooba, jooba, jooba
    Joob, jooba
    Joob, jooba

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