Tuesday, May 18, 2010

winter in spring

Last night when I came home from a meditation session I found this drawing by my youngest daughter on the table, another tribute to this injured dolphin my mother and daughter are especially fond of namedWinter. As a baby it had gotten caught in some fishing lines and wound up losing its tail, so the line my daughter drew shows where the prosthetic tail overlaps with what's left of the dolphin's actual tail. Ironic that a lot of innovations in prosthetics inspired by attempts to help Winter were then adapted for use in human amputees, especially injured soldiers. Certainly seems that dolphins inspire where humans don't. I guess it's somewhat harder to like humans at times.

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