"Flamingo"

 

David Normal:

 

The Flamingo is a question mark that blushes with conscience as it implores one to examine motives. Whilst exotic, it also seems a part of the self as though we all have an innate part of our being that is essentially "flamingo" in nature - i.e.; Ego, id, libido, ergo; flamingo! This innate "flamingularity" gives rise to the concept of "conflamingulation" as a psychological condition. Somewhere in between "conflagration" and "confabulation" -  a state of grace, the inner flamingo of "Conflamingulation".

 

Image taken from page 149 of 'Great African Travellers ... By W. H. G. K. and H. Frith' Collection of the British Library.

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