Tuesday, May 28, 2013
you could be reincarnated as a giraffe
It was a dreary day. It didn't feel like the beginning of summer, like Memorial Day is supposed to feel. But what the heck, we decided to go to the zoo, and the place was surprisingly busy. Como Zoo, that is, in St. Paul.
And your favorite animals at the zoo? Mine are without a doubt the giraffes, the most fascinating of animals, and I am drawn to their space and they just stand there, being watched for being so different. Can you imagine actually being a giraffe though? Wouldn't it be kind of awkward, always ducking your head, and being that tall and not being able to play basketball? And what would a sore throat be like?
I always think about a little girl quoted in one of those "Children's Letters to God" books: "Did you mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident?"