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Capturing A Paper Mâché Rhino: A Beautiful Metaphor

I’m not sure what this video of zookeepers in Tokyo training for the possibility of an animal escape is a metaphor for, but I am smart enough to understand that it is a metaphor for something, and I have EYES enough to know that it is a beautiful one. Is it a big, broad idea, like “war” or “religion”? Is it a small, specific idea, like loving someone based on preconceived notions you have about that person, only to find in the end that they weren’t quite accurate and that you only loved the “paper mâché rhino,” so to speak? Who knows. Just something to think about. For days and days and days and days and days. (Via Neatorama.)