Can a Dog Be Completely Innocent of Life?!
"Then he closed his eyes and tried to imagine peacefully grazing cattle, a dog’s skull lying among the blades of the grass — pulled by the trembling strings of the wind, under the warming gaze of the sun. Or, maybe he imagined it otherwise, maybe the dog was still alive, its skull dressed in flesh, maybe the cattle weren’t grazing, or they were, but they weren’t peaceful. Could cattle and people be peaceful at all, could a dog be completely innocent of life — even if it’s mere skull and bones — there, in the green grass, between the palms of the wind, under the eyes of the sun!..."
(from "The Unsettling Love-Hate Story of Bewildered Anatoly" by Anton Chikakchiev)