Posts tagged animals
I Dream of Gorillas.

I sat down in front of one of the male silverbacks, just three meters away. He looked at me and I looked at him. We had this moment of understanding. He knew I meant no harm and I wasn't scared even though I knew he could charge or even kill me if he wanted to. I felt calm, at ease and in just such disbelief that they were there, right in front of me. When you wait for something for so long, sometimes it's hard to believe it is real. 

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Conscious Consumerism for a More Compassionate Planet

Conscious. It's a word we all know well and associate with being alive and awake. It can be used both medically and in a sense of one being aware of their surroundings and themselves. Add conscious to consumerism, and the term takes on a new twist. There are so many crazy things going on in the world today but I think the one way we as individuals can actually contribute to global change is through the products and services we choose to buy.

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Find a Penny, Pick it Up.

Back in March, I was headed to my first portrait painting session with a friend when I came across a seemingly 'drunk' pigeon in the middle of the road. I watched the young bird for a while trying to figure out what was wrong with it. I decided to pick it up and wasn't really sure what my next step was going to be. I just knew I needed to get her out of the road before she became a pigeon-cake. While holding the bird, I noticed her neck going limp...

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