How do we know a bear or wolf?


We may have "seen" one through the gloss of a magazine or glow of a computer or softness of a plushy toy. These are the "animals" that are present in the everywhereness of the manufactured. 

They hold still in their alwaysness.

Our children can squeeze and hold them for protection; reassured by their softness. When we are done, we can flip the page or turn off the screen. They have everything we want in an animal: the convenience the cursory. 

Animal is mirror for us.  

When the bear comes for our garbage, or the wolf for our dog, perhaps we too are becoming convenient. We are mirror for the animal. The stream the meadowland the forest manufactures the bear the wolf. How much of this relationship between image and material is present in our touch and smell and seeing?