Reincarnation

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Why you might want to be a simple oyster in the next life

What creature would you most like to be in another life? A cat? An eagle? Reincarnation, a playful poem made visual through a collaboration between the author Ellen Bass and the artist Jeff Scher, contemplates the frequently overlooked yet dignified existence of a simple oyster as a model of generosity, self-sacrifice – even love.

Animator: Jeff Scher

Poem: Ellen Bass

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