Elegy for a blue crab

How does the crab define himself? Where does he feel most alive? For a critter that lives in all of the waters, and sometimes the land, and occasionally the sky – what is the defining trait for high-tempered nippers? From 100 to 700 AD, the Moche civilization admired the crab and depicted the sidestepping crustacean in their pottery, later russet-colored shards of clay in the hands of land dwelling archeologists. The ancient Andeans probably saw the shuffle of a wandering ghost crab in the sands of their part of Peru, sacred in its locomotion as it made its way...

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