Adventures In India

16 September, 2008

Yesterday I went to the zoo. I swear there were more people staring at me than at the animals. I am an exotic and rare species.  Though I’m fortunately not stuck in a cage. It’s an odd feeling being stared at as a specimen. I’ve always found the idea of a zoo a bizarre thing. I mean, zoo’s are wonderful institutions in the way they preserve and protect and give value to animal life, and in the way they give people an opportunity to connect to nature. But my question is why have we removed ourselves so much from nature that we need to cage it up in little bits and pieces in order to experience it? Why are we so disconnected from the natural world? Why/ how/ when did we lose our ability to live within it? And how can we feel so ok with this?


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