The only animals I saw this week were a deer that ran across the road while on the way to the office and the squirrel running across the road while coming back from getting my hair cut. It’s winter here. The animals are in hiding. It’s dark when I leave home on my commute to work. It’s still dark when I leave the office to come home for dinner. I get most of my photography done on the weekend. And this weekend was dark and damp.
These particular animals shown here are family. My sister-in-law’s husband — the bigger animal in the photo — is celebrating his 40th year of his birth. The little animals lined up to ensure the were awarded a share of the sugared dough covered with colored sugar. It was like watching lions hunt. The little ones are my wife’s cousin nephews. That’s a way of saying it’s her two first cousin’s kids. I am not sure who the ladies in the right background are, but they are the family of family.
The one lady in the middle background is my wife. Sometimes she thing I small like an animal.
Yes, human beings are animals. Some would say the most dangerous ones on the planet. We kill for sport. We eat more than we need to sustain our bodies. We take what we want from the earth and give nothing back. We are more like viruses.