Saturday, January 8, 2011
It struck me as a particularly moving image - showing how young animals don't seem to know fear unless taught. There was no threat from either of these two youngsters and the nearby mothers obviously felt none either.
Made me think of an interview I heard recently with Oscar Hammerstein - that great American lyricist and producer of so many fine Broadway shows in which he recited the lyrics from a song in one of his early works - South Pacific..."You've got to be carefully taught..." - to hate, to fear and to be negative, as well as to love, be courageous and positive.
Would that people in the world we live in today learned more from what these baby animals demonstrate than from some of the stuff that appears in all our media these days.
That said, there are many instances of joy around the world that we can celebrate. Hope you have something wonderful, big or small in your life to celebrate today!