Monday, May 28, 2007
it is odd. i have no sympathy for any animal poachers and feel that we should ere in the extreme towards preventing species extinction. yet when i read this, i think "so?" i know that is ridiculous. i want to fight people over their stance on whaling. i would have no problem putting all animal exploiting businesses out of service immediately. but i am a surfer, and as irrational and statistically improbable it is; i am terrified of sharks. i always have been. i am sure that their disappearance would cause great unseen faults to open in our ecosystem. i am sure that something wonderful will have been lost. if they were a mollusk or a reptile i would argue that you have to understand that even the smallest creatures not only have a right to exist, they might play a part in our survival. when it comes to sharks...i just don't care. i know it is my fault. i spend every second i surf- and i love surfing- imagining something tracking me, panicking about something that will never happen. if i were told that all of a sudden there were no more bull or tiger sharks, a secret cheer would go up in my heart. i would know that that cheer represented an attitude that i find intolerable in others, but my fear is primeval, not rational. fuck a bunch of sharks.
Posted by wwc at 1:13 AM
attempting to silence the voices in my head.