Since we are the youngest children of creation,
our accumulated wisdom is young, too, and so I
search outside of the tiny and fragile box of
humankind’s insight and understanding for the
older wisdom, the more ancient and enduring
…I have documented the rich insights and mercies
brought to my life by my animal kin…I write about
the empowerment of meaningful and healing
Many of mine are with animals and nature.
~ ` ~ Susan Chernak Mcelroy
The journey is into the wildness of your greater life.
The wilderness is your soul.
To merge with your destiny, you must locate,
liberate and live what is truly wild.
The soul is here to live its joy.
The uninitiated ego is here to keep things familiar,
safe and predictable.
Which path will you choose?
~ ` ~ Bill Plotkin
~ ` ~ Rumi
On GLOBAL TIGER DAY…
No one will protect what they don’t
care about ; & no one will care about
what they have never experienced.
~ ` ~ David Attenborough
( At Kanha National park, central India )
It is difficult to live in the present,
ridiculous to live in the future
and impossible to live in the past.
Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
~ ` ~ Unknown
There are no paths…
Paths are made by
~~ Antonio Machado
( location : walking after crossing( swimming ) the Ramganga river @ Corbett national park, India )
Black or White…
Now I believe in Miracles
And a miracle ..
It don’t matter if you’re
Black or White…. ( Micheal Jackson )
The T I G E R …is the symbol of power,
And he lives alone,
The more you know about him,
the more he gets into your imagination….
( words : Billy Arjan Singh )
Really look …
You will …
( words : Kabir dass )
is a five letter
T . I . G . E . R
Don’t turn round
‘Cause you’re gonna see my heart
Don’t turn around I don’t want you see me cry
Just walk away….
It’s tearing me apart you are
(words : Ace Of Base )
Many rivers to Cross
And it’s only my will that keeps me alive
I ‘ve been licked, washed up for years
And I merely Survive because of my pride
Many rivers to Cross……
~~ Jimmy Cliff
” Until lions have their historians ,
tales of the hunt shall always glorify the humans.”
~~ African Proverb
“God could not be everywhere & therefore he made mothers “
~ A Jewish proverb
There is nothing like mother’s love
and animal kingdom are no exception…
I was blessed to see this beautiful lioness‘s love for her cubs…..
Mother loins lick their cubs clean,
an essential step in the bonding process…
mama don’t mess up my mane !
MOMS know that keeping babies clean can be a full time job.
” All mothers are working mothers “
Whether you are an only child or a triplet….
there is no one like MOM…
” A moment in my tummy…
A lifetime in my Heart..”
MOM snuggles her baby….
” youth fades ; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother’s secret hope outlives them all “
~~ Oliver Holmes
” My mother had a great deal of trouble with me
but I think she enjoyed it “
~~ Mark Twain
Always with MOM….
‘ The best medicine in the whole world
is a Mother’s Kiss….”
” when you were small & just a touch away,
I covered you with blankets, against the cold night air,
but now that you are tall & out of reach ,
I fold my hands & cover you
~~ Dona Maddux Cooper
We love you Mom…
” sweater & garment worn by child when
it’s mother is feeling chilly “
~~ Ambrose Bierce
” who ran to help me when
I fell , or Kissed the place to make it Well “
~~ Ann Taylor
” A mother understands
what a child does not Say…”
~~ A Jewish Proverb
Who is brave enough
to tell the LION
that his breath smells….
~~ African Proverb
” when words become unclear,
i shall focus with photograhps…”
~~ Ansel adams
It is difficult to describe in words the overwhelming experience…..
The sharp intake of breath
Clinching in the stomach…
the sharp rush of blood to the face &
arms as I got my camera ready…
words cannot do justice to
what we eperienced…
feeling his presence…..
the intensity of those
The beauty and the
colour & stripes…
The elegance of his
His movement &
I was walking on air ..
on our return to the camp…