Monday, May 23, 2011

World Turtle Day

Today is World Turtle Day. If anyone deserves a holiday, it’s certainly the turtle. They have quite the heavy burden on their shoulders. You know, carrying their homes around and all.

Joking aside, I can’t describe why it is I have such an affinity for turtles. Perhaps anything still around after 200 million years deserves a little bit of admiration. Maybe the ninja variety I mentioned in my last post has something to do with it. I could have inherited my mother's own fondness for them. Or perhaps I just empathize with a creature about as slow and methodical as I am. Whatever it is, I just find something absolutely magical about these venerable sages from the far reaches of prehistory, a species that has seen countless eras our planet has to offer and will doubtless see countless more. They just have a knowing look, don’t you think?

Thanks for sticking around, turtles, even if we don’t have things quite as figured out as you do.