Wow, half a million year old scratches.
Some may laugh, I’m blown away.
I can’t help trying to imagine the wonder that filled those eyes and hands, that were scratching on that shell.
Our head scratching began way long before we were human.
And I ain’t one bit surprised.
How cool to ponder… and we dear friends are at the end of that long long pageant,
what a long strange wonderful, but mostly tragic trip it’s been.
"These scratches may not look like much but they predate the existence of our species, Homo sapiens, and upend any claim we have on symbolic thought, a requirement for language development. …" Kate Wong http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/image-of-the-week/2014/12/10/a-modest-mussel-making-waves/