Keeping up my credos in cultural anthro/folklore/myth society, I note I anthropomorphize The Wild.
Well Excu-use me!
(extra points for any readers who know that reference)
Folklore and Myth anthropomorphize The Wild to teach lessons, offer morality plays, share spiritual meaning, et cetera.
It’s much safer to do so using The Old Ones than to blatantly attribute bad behaviors – idiocy, greed, malice, avarice, and so on – to the individuals still living and still in power.
Doing so often results in a shortened tenure upon the planet.
Interestingly, the only individual who could safely (okay, somewhat safely) get away with doing so is what many cultures recognize as the Sacred Clown.
The Sacred Clown’s primary role was to speak truth to power and they often did so with humor. Many of today’s comedians share that they told jokes as children because they rapidly learned the bullies couldn’t hit you if they were laughing hard.
Sacred Clowns exist throughout history. George Carlin was one. Mort Sahl was another. Down through time they were Jesters, circus performers, thespians, and interestingly they tended to be people either intentionally or by self-design on the outskirts of society.
Better to observe from such positions, don’t you think?
So here we have two Rabbits, perhaps once best of friends, now not talking to each other.
Who know who slighted who, either real or imaginary.
And as that’s an anthropomorphization, I suspect imaginary.
How about you? What do you think?