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Tuesday, October 9, A.D. 2012
Wasp Nest Museum

I love plants and animals, but nothing is as fascinating as man. Man is endlessly curious and self-forgetting, constantly directing his soul toward what he loves. Of course, this is an idealistic depiction of man, ignoring the all too frequent demonic and narcissistic turn toward the self and toward the lower passions of the soul. Nonetheless, it is not hard to find those who wonder and wander like rational children. They make the race worth saving.

Over the summer, I came across a quirky video of a man who shows the viewer his wasp nest collection:

The fellow has another video wherein he discusses his social anxiety. This man is therefore awkward and strange, but his strangeness, like most, I would venture, makes him a more interesting person. He simply lacks the skills to convey his fine qualities to others without disturbing himself or them. Instead, he likely comes across as bully bait in most situations. It is tragic that some of the most mindless, vapid, self-absorbed, vicious people enjoy companionship so easily while there are folks like Terry the Hymenopterist who live and suffer alone.

Posted by Joseph on Tuesday, October 9, Anno Domini 2012
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