Sometimes, I think we act more like heartless beasts and it's the animals that have the right Spirit in them.
I think if I could be an animal, I would want to be a giraffe.
Did you know the giraffe is vegan, s/he never harms anything, unless you go after her baby. She's got a two-foot heart inside her that helps pump blood to the head she lowers and raises so quickly. Her padded knees are actually wrists. When I saw the giraffe in Africa, I noticed they always walk away, but they always look back and then they just look ..... and look as you look and look and it is the most amazing, breath-holding moment. And then when she walks away, she looks like a tree has been uprooted and is now walking out of the landscape, and even her shadow had grace. (a line from a Josh Groban song)
So that is why I love a giraffe and why when I want to think of something good and right and peaceful, her portrait was my pleasure. It's a small gesture, really, but it does make me feel better.
Oh, good and glorious giraffe,
I'd like to speak on your behalf.
It's clear that there are very few.
Who decorate the world like you.
Johannes Eff, 1969