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« on: January 14, 2019, 12:11:46 AM »

The air is sizzling and the flies buzzing. She swivels and shakes her tail to ward them off. Thereís dust everywhere and the sky is an intense blue. Itís quiet and a soft breeze gently pushes on the grass and forces the flies to exert care as they fly. The elephant starts working on a small tree and eats leaves and other parts of it. The huge feet stomp and tussle shifting to get better traction as she works on her dinner. The ground shakes with her steps and the sound is like that of a mat being beaten against the ground. A deep thud.

The smell is the smell of animals wild animals the trees are fairly low and other animals are eating them as well. The leaves are sucked off and are chewed by giraffes and gnus. The mashed up cells are formed into balls with saliva and then swallowed to become energy for the animal. Meanwhile new shoots are forming. Tiny cell after tiny cell decides to divide and the molecular mechanisms work to divide chromosomes and membranes until cell by million cells, the tree has grown a millimeter. It looks quiet but there are a trillion such processes happening everywhere. If each one made a sound the noise would be deafening. And different as each species is the processes are identical down to enzymes. Tiny specialization notwithstanding these machines are incredibly versatile.

The elephants large ears slowly fan back and forth and an airplane is heard in the sky above. I look up and see a single prop plane with a black tail of exhaust and the sun gleaming from its body. Some letters are written in bold black type. The airplane slowly grows fainter and then the faint noise is again dro
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