Thursday, February 23, 2006

Petting zoo

The Oregon Zoo, which I mentioned a few posts ago, has a pretty neat petting zoo in it. I think that I also previously mentioned how my camera did a Houdini type disappearing thing with my pictures from that trip... Well, my mom emailed this one to me (and a few others).

I think this photo captures the pure joy and wonder to be found in such simple pleasures as playing "tag" with an un-shorn goat.

I wish, for all of you reading these words, the ability to see things, even if briefly, with the awe and joy of a little child. For just a moment, to have no cynicism, no prejudice, no burdens of any kind, just delight in the world around you.

6 comments:

The Complimenting Commenter said...

That is such a wonderful picture. You can see such happiness. Thanks for sharing it. Also, I'm sorry that I missed your birthday earlier this month and I hope that you had a joyous day.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Nice sediments, Mom. (That Indy is SO cute.)

bart said...

you've captured my words so well... i'm really glad, the childs appreciation of the world is a gift most of us adults could learn and benefit from...

i'm trying, my children sense and mostly appreciate my being young at heart but it's so difficult because the world we live in is such a minefield of percieved needs and desires, whilst the things of worth are laid to rest as being irrelevant in the face of the capitalist onslaught...

keep well...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

WONDERFUL! I would LOVE to see that, myself...!

Anonymous said...

Best regards from NY!
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