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A happy ending. For everyone.
Jim Broede
Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2016 8:23 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I’d have left the fates play out. And not shot and killed the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. Of course, I wasn’t in charge. And perhaps the zoo authorities  knew better. When a 4-year-old boy fell into the gorilla enclosure. They barely hesitated. Taking the life of the gorilla. To save the boy. It was a quick reaction. An interesting decision. To put the life of a human. Above that of a gorilla. My goal. Would have been. To take a risk. In an attempt to save the lives of both the boy and the gorilla. Yes, that may have been too risky. Maybe the gorilla would have harmed and killed the boy. But then, maybe he wouldn’t have.  Something similar happened. Ten years ago. At the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. A 3-year-old toddler. Fell in with a gorilla. This time. The gorilla picked up the child. Carried him around. Placed him where he could be easily rescued. And the story had a happy and poignant ending. For the child. For the gorilla. --Jim

 


Jim Broede
Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 10:57 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


That's what I want out of life. Happy endings. And new and happy beginnings, too. Everything. --Jim
Jim Broede
Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016 9:48 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I've had the same goal for a long, long time. The pursuit of happiness.  And I find it. In so many places. In so many ways. I'm always on the lookout.  --Jim

Jim Broede
Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016 5:41 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I've never figured it out. Why some people pursue sadness. When they have so many other options. --Jim
Jim Broede
Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:59 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I feel sad. Sometimes. But I don't allow myself  to stay in the doldrums. By reminding myself. That I am a lover and a dreamer. Out to savor life. It works. Every time. --Jim
Jim Broede
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 4:29 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I never complain. When I am savoring life. Makes me wonder. If that's coincidence. --Jim
Jim Broede
Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:42 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


No,  it isn't coincidence. When we are savoring life, there's no earthly reason to gripe about it. If we did, we'd be crazy. --Jim