|Dylan, Watching A Giraffe|
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
#4 / Tell Me This Isn't True!
The lovely picture, above, accompanies an article in the December 9, 2016 edition of The New York Times. In the print edition, the headline reads: "Giraffes Are Vulnerable to Extinction, Study Says."
The picture, below, from my personal files, is titled "Giraffe Watching," and shows my grandson Dylan doing exactly that. The giraffe itself didn't fit in the frame.
Dylan is now considerably older, but I believe that he still loves giraffes just as much as ever. They were his favorite animal by far when he was just a little boy.
Human beings are wonderful, but we, and our works, are not the only things of wonder in this world. Take, for example, the giraffe.
Unless we, as human beings, step away from our desire to be in charge of everything, and unless we stop trying to make everything be about "us," we will lose the giraffe, and every other part of the World of Nature, too. And the World of Nature is what sustains not only our spirit, but our lives.
When everything else has been lost, because we have always put ourselves first, it will be our time to go, too.
(1) - http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/science/giraffe-extinction.html?_r=0
(2) - Gary Patton Personal Photo