A true story—as powerful as Schindler's List —in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw—and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina... read more
“One of the most remarkable things about Antonina was her determination to include play, animals, wonder, curiosity, marvel, and a wide blaze of innocence in a household where all dodged the ambient dangers, horrors, and uncertainties.”
“Why was it that animals can sometiems subdue their predatory ways in only a few months, while humans, despite centuries of refinement, can quickly grow more savage than any beast?”Antonina Zabinski
“The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth msut pass before such a one can be again.”C. William Beebe
Why was it, she asked herself, that 'animals can sometimes subdue their predatory ways in only a few months, while humans, despite centuries of refinement, can quickly grow more savage than any beast'?Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
[T]here is only one zot, thisness. Zot is a feminine word for 'this.' The word zot is itself one of the names of God—the thisness of what is.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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