There are shallow rollers, and there are deep rollers. Agent Starling is a deep roller, Barney. Let us hope one of her parents was not. What is worst about this humiliation, Clarice? Is it how your failure will reflect on your mommy and daddy? I think so. But would she see through the bars of his plight and ache for him? My life? What is there to say about mine?
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First published in February Do you know what a roller pigeon is, Barney? They climb high and fast, then roll over and fall just as fast toward the earth. There are shallow rollers and deep rollers. Officer Starling is a deep roller, Barney. We should hope one of her parents was not. That was a line from the movie Hannibal , with Lecter talking about Clarice Starling. A quick search at youtube for roller pigeons showed birds flying upward and then suddenly tilting back their heads followed by the rest of their bodies into a spontaneous tumble, cartwheeling down towards the ground. I guess roller pigeons are interesting because they do something that is not essential to survival, unlike everything else birds do: hunting, nesting, migrating, and of course, mating. But rolling?
Log in No account? Create an account. Remember me. Facebook Twitter Google. Anyone else, please just tell me where it's at. No profit is made on this fic. For some reason, it made me think of Dr. Lecter and the meals he's prepared for others over the years. The lyrics are at the bottom in case you're curious.