This I BelieveFingerprintsThis I Believe6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I believe in fingerprints. I dont just believe in themI am a passionate pursuer of all things fingerprinted.
I went through a fossil stage as a kid (in all actuality, I cant say that Ive ever grown out of it), and I still have a box full of the imprints and remains of long-dead trilobites and ammonites. Right next to that box sits a healthy assortment of feathers: all kinds of iridescent greens and blues of varying sizes and purposes dropped casually by birds en route to some greater destination. Whenever I was fortunate enough to vacation in Florida, Id carry a bucket to the beach for all the crazy seashells Id find, and each delicate shell I plopped into that bucket erased a creatures fingerprint from the sand. Every organism leaves behind some proof of existence, whether miniscule or substantial, and I covet the exploration of these tokens.
There is one set of fingerprints