A Day at the Zoo

For the first time in 15 to 20 years, we went to the zoo.  Years ago, we used to go with young kids who were excited to see the exotic animals but now it’s us.  I felt some pangs of guilt that they are essentially our prisoners but the zookeepers take good care of them and it allows us human to get to know them a little bit.  So, they are representing their species.  Sacrificing a life of freedom for a longer life of safety.  Which would you choose?

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With a professional background and education in enterprise software but a lifelong love of the arts, I published my second novel, "Vision Speak", in 2010. Over the past several years, I've explored photography, film production and screenwriting. Along the way, I've questioned my obsessive pursuits - am I crazy? Perhaps this quotation from Thomas Merton serves as explanation. "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” I'm still searching... 


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