a lonely species, a lonely planet, our planet and teddy bears

my friends and fellow citizens,

read the below passage the other day in the nytimes and find it most moving (even if i am not big on zoos)

“What a lonely species we are, searching for signals of life from other galaxies, adopting companion animals, visiting parks and zoos to commune with other beasts. In the process, we discover our shared identity. We flock to zoos for many reasons, not least to shed some of the burden of being human.”

Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

do you think there’s life on other planets?

can you imagine a world without animals? or stuffed animals? i had a small bear as a young lass and lord i loved him so. he traveled with me everywhere and even appears in a grade school class portrait! one of his arms was more skinny than the other because i always held that arm with my left hand… that is my own paw!

very cute

anyhoo, i recall a european once describing to me his own imagined personal hell and said it would be a world like the one we live in only with no animals. and only low waisted pants. i do love a high waist .. but certainly there should exceptions … most notably for jeggings!

i sign off to you proudly wearing a medium waisted pair of pants i sported in high school,
kippy

ps this was charming!

pps took in a soiree at the japan society monday evening for a reading of  yukio shiba’s play our planet. what a lovely symphony it seemed but how i yearn to hear it in the original japanese and understand every word play. ooh and don’t even get me started on the toilets at the japan society. they may be public but they are this kippy’s personal heaven!

our dear system

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