By Michael Slezak
Updated November 16, 2006 at 11:06 PM EST

It’s sad. It’s beautiful. It’s complex. And it’s sumptuously sketched. It’s the animated short, Kiwi!, by Dony Permedi, about a flightless bird determined to spread his wings and soar, no matter the cost. (You can also watch it here.) Take a couple minutes and watch; I know I’m glad I did. (Thanks to MetaFilter for the heads up.)