Rhinos are Naturally suited to live in the Wild. The Wild is all set to answer our needs, and We do what We can to keep the Wilds delightful. It’s a responsibility Rhinos shoulder with vigor and panache.
For those who only visit the Wild once in a while, We point out that those of Us who live here like our Wild just the way it is. Surprise visits can go badly, especially if the Visited is able to damage the Visitor.
To you, it’s just a camera; to Us it’s a threat. Good Intentions don’t count.
Logic: it’s a wonderful business when you think of it.
Which We Rhinos do. And in this case, did.
Today is special for Rabbits and Bunnies, and We Rhinos congratulate them on their Mission, however they may define it.
R Policy is to extend an encouraging greeting to anything that can tell We are extending it.
We are all in this Experience together. Right?
Rhinos find that in the Wild a pinch of suspicion has things to recommend it. For that reason, We do not ignore signs of Irregularity. We pay attention. We suspect.
Usually, the Clue We noted turns out to be Nothing at all.
Ah, but then We ask, what if it was Something at all?! Then what?
Kublai Kahn’s birthday, 1215 AD, was yesterday. Happy Birthday, Sir. He was a grandson of Genghis Kahn who had unified Mongolia and parts of northern China. After a haphazard power struggle when Genghis died, Kublai eventually became the Grand Khan.
During the turmoil of accession, Kublai conquered the Sung Dynasty, in southern China, a huge, fractured nation. With time, Kublai, who was one shrewd ruler, adapted the Chinese to Mongolian ways, and vice versa. Kublai created a new form for governing, mixing local experts and aristocrats with Mongol forces, to create a more organized environment. Kublai also called his realm the Yuan Dynasty, a nod to the Chinese, who numbered in the millions.
The Yuan came to be the largest contiguous Empire in history. Kublai’s game-changing methods are felt to this day.
YIR Readers have noticed that We skipped Post 2183 last week. An error at best and a disgrace at worst. An office hunt for the elusive 2183 has been a flop.
Because Rhinos are lacking, numerically speaking, We feel the shortcoming keenly. Yet, We plunge ahead, with many resolutions of Future Excellence (secretly gulping, and muttering, “We hope”.)
Please understand: We do make lists, and keep track, and look serious, but Rhinos are not wired for Organization. It’s not our thing. We make do, in this as in many other areas in Life. As We say, Plunging Ahead.
And other tokens of Upbeat Acknowledgement for Us Rhinos.
And Thanks for anything you can think of to help out with the ‘Rhino Situation’, which frankly could us some Improvement.
Today is the last day of Summer.
So tomorrow will be the first day of something else, We can safely assume. Or We assume We can assume that…
Sometimes We get inattentive. Our focus shifts into some middle ground of consciousness. Our wits wander.
At these times, Rhinos may lead ourselves astray.