There was a new baby giraffe born at the Albuquerque BioPark a few weeks ago. I went to pay a visit last week, and just wanted to stay all day. The interactions between the new baby and its mother, older brother (still sharing the same enclosure), and the other unrelated females was charming to watch. The love and care was evident. I still have reservations about most animals being held in captivity, so have been having mixed feelings about the whole thing. On one hand, with the populations of wild giraffes declining, adding to the population is an important step in conservation, however, this new young one will probably never step foot outside of a zoo. The BioPark does have some amazing programs, though, and I love the gardens. It's hard to cut my ties completely.
This month has been full of questions. Loss and questions. So many amazing people suffering great loss. The loss of fathers and mothers, the loss of children, the loss of friends. It brings up so many unanswered questions, and the only way I can make some sense of it all is by spending some quiet time in meditation. Often, I'll use some of my drishti images for my practice. Here are some I've made over the course of the past few weeks.
I am ever fortunate to have these two amazing people in my life. In honor of my partner, this Father's Day I'm sharing some photos of our lives together. The first two are from our trip to India back in 2012 - two of my favorites from the trip, along with a more current photo of my husband just before he went off to one of his musical performances. Of course, I had to share a few of our son, too. This young one has blessed us with his presence for several years. I feel fortunate to call him my son. He is the best gift I've ever been given. My little family is a good one.