Sometimes denial is all we can face I think. There is a time to be an ostrich--and they don't really do the head in the sand thing anyway. Perhaps there is a message in that as well.
I wonder how different we are from the ostrich, really. Maybe not as different as we think.
Occasionally the ostrich does have the right idea...for a time.
Poor Ostrich has become an icon for denial. I think we've done him a disservice.