[Please… don’t laugh about the possibility of “flying, airborne turtles.” In reality, from what one has seen so far, many people are a lot less likely to fundamentally change away from the self-deceptive, standard, run-of-the-mill, crass, bourgeois mentality… than the occurence of turtles evolving to fly.]
Who knows: Those huge webbed feet could be turned into wings over time! Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016
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I’m interested in ‘bourgeoise’mentality hopping out at me here. Brings me back to Year 2 in Sociology and two great courses: Social Order; and Social Conflict.
Jean, here in the midwest, BM is everywhere! It stinks! 🙂
Great one ! … Who knows of God wills everything is possible .
Though i’m sure that God and the sacred exist, i’m sure that “willing” and creating the patterns here on earth are not, in any significant way, a factor of that sacredness. What kind of God would will and create endless indifferent, pseudo-aware entities?
Hmm… But I feel it differs from one’s perspective . According to me , it’s surely a miracle of God .
I understand. It’s more complicated than that. It’s a reflection of the miracle of God (it uses that original source and order)… but it is also a distortion that is not fully whole and of the sacred…(it contains conflict and disorder).
If his food supply moves to the air, no doubt in time Mr Turtle would follow. 🙂
Ah!… Dragonflies are very tasty! 🙂
I much prefer flying turtles to flying toasters! Fun poem and great photo, Tom.
Jello’s ears look like being airborne might happen soon! 🙂
hehe, that would be fun to have flying turtles but could hurt a lot if they hit you. By the way I love turtles, we have a lot in Greece. Wonderful words and photo, Thomas, have a nice day, regards Mitza
Ouch!… that, indeed, would hurt! 🙂 I love turtles too, Mitza! When i was very young, my grandfather and father, while fishing, caught a huge turtle (that they were going to make soup out of). I purposefully kicked the net it was restrained in while on shore… and the turtle raced to the water and got away! I was delighted, and i didn’t at all mind the severe scolding that i received in response to my actions. Much better that i suffer rather than that wonderful turtle.
that’s really nice that you have been so concerned about the world already in such a young age. I remember that it was a fashion in the 60ies to eat turtle soup. Last year we found a wonderful rather huge turtle in Greece and took it into a forest because it was on a street. And we have huge loggerheads at the harbor that are very tame because they get food from the fishermen. Very impressive animals. Have a nice day, regards Mitza
So good that you took that turtle to the forest. Most people wouldn’t bother at all! 🙂
I agree! They won’t even try….
Yes, Amy! 🙂 Even my parrot will listen to me about meditation and will (at times) give me some intelligent replies and feedback concerning it… whereas most of the people here in the midwest won’t even listen or consider it.
Some part of the country won’t even let you talk about it. 😀
The photo is so nice! Turtles always give me that feeling of deep compassion, they seem so quiet and calm, somehow wise. 🙂 I once saw a Caretta-caretta sea turtle, in Greece, near Zante Island in the Ioanian Sea, there are nesting beaches there, nicely organized for their protection. I found that quite impressive.
There are huge snapping turtles that lay eggs in our yard in the spring… they live in the river we live on. Turtles are really neat! The snapping turtles have a rather nasty disposition and are (for the most part) not calm nor kind. The other species, though, are much more mellow and placid. 🙂
The turtle certainly looks like it’s longing to fly!
Yes, Karen! 🙂 Maybe someday they will!
I love turtles.. Great shot Tom.