Thinking of Flying by Jon Rubin
A few weeks ago, I was in Denver, CO. I went to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Currently they have an interactive exhibition featuring homing pigeons. You’re allowed to take a pigeon home and release it within 30 miles of the museum. They, as their name suggests, will return.
If ever there was an apatheic animal, it must be a pigeon. Their sole purpose in life is to eat, with the exception of mating. I will, however, mention that I have never in my 21 years of existence ever, ever seen a baby pigeon.
Nevertheless. I found it interesting that a strain of the breed that had become extremely rare had suddenly become a work of art and that this specific strain is somewhat less apathetic than is pointless relatives. Still. Pigeons are weird.