My version of the Universe
in an instant coffee jar.
Dinosaur Valley State Park and
Passenger Pigeon paintings are finito.
Completing Bingham Canyon Mine
is next on the agenda.
And then I shall let the new experience of working at the Zoo drive the work. I had an experience yesterday that inspired some note-taking: When witnessing animals confined in zoos, parks, etc., why do different species evoke different emotions?
For me, a visit to the reptile building is a peaceful and pleasant experience. The Indochinese Serrated Turtle is hands down my favorite, he puts a smile on my face and fills my heart big with joy.
Visiting the primate building, on the other hand, makes my stomach drop like when you see a wreck on the highway. There is one male Silverback Gorilla in particular that reminds me of looking into a mirror on my saddest day.
Turtle vs. Gorilla - I get it, we relate to the primate and believe we understand his feelings. But what about the turtle?