Thursday, May 29, 2014

Another Trip to The Denver Zoo...

I love zoos... and I hate them.


 On the one hand... they're the only way most of the people will ever actually SEE a bit of this world around them.

For whatever reasons... they don't or can't go out and explore it.

But... down inside... I know the feeling this guy has... I understand the feeling reflected in his eyes.

So I am a bit ambivalent... 

Life isn't fair... the world isn't fair... never was and never will be.

So... only thing that can be done is to keep on striving to get better.

When it comes to these places, zoos and such... many are doing that. The enclosures are being improved to be a more natural setting at least.

The animals are given more space and freedom to move about... and... maybe... I hope... Being able to see them might instill a small bit of motivation for people to consider how they live...

... and live with a greater respect for the world they live in.

Maybe it results in a better world for those that are still wild? IDK... I can only hope.











The kids are big enough now that they are a mite more "engaged". Makes it a lot more fun for the "old" folks along with 'em. ;)


Seems like these days, even the kids are kept on a lot shorter leash. They can't run the neighborhood like when I was a boy... scared parents keep them close... so it's fun for them too... to be able to run a bit without somebody hangin' on to 'em...




You think your bed is uncomfortable???


... Try sleeping standing on one leg with your face shoved into your arm pit!



*No. It wasn't me!*



*What did he say???!!!*


























Zoos aren't fair maybe... but managed right... with respect for the critters enclosed within, they might could promote a respect for the rest of this lil' blue marble we live on. If we come out of it taking only what we need and leaving the rest...

If they leave a few people with a smidgen more respect for this world...

... Then maybe the sacrifices involved were/are worth the cost... IDK... just a wonder to think about...

Reach for all those little bits of life along the way... and let the "big picture" maybe take care of itself...

Brian

1 comment:

livelaughrv.net said...

Hmm, we'll be spending a month in Denver visiting our daughter and after reading your post we might want to visit the zoo. Fun idea and nice photos :-)