on our minds

We sometimes get questions about the mumbling We Rhinos are prone to. It is so common that We don’t remark upon it amongst ourselves.

Muttering is part of a running interior dialogue each Rhino maintains during consciousness, keeping track of developments. Sizing things up. Pondering the “what ifs”.

Generally speaking, there is no marked emotional component to mumbling. As We say, with Rhinos it is the Norm.


As Your Inner Rhino has mentioned before, Rhinos’ primary perception system is Scent. For many critters, sight takes the lead, but not for Us. We get our most Dynamic Information by Nose.

Unfortunately for YIR, this fact does not translate via electronic means. So We provide a sort of image of how it seems to Us.

We are the first to acknowledge the shortcomings of the attempt, but We feel We should get credit for the Effort. Yes, We do.


Rhinos never forget, but We are not good at keeping track of what it is We thought, or did, or wished, at any given point in time. Or at all.

We have the data sealed away in our Memory Banks, but are unclear about how to access it.

There is no way for Us to judge if that’s a good thing, or a bad thing. Actually, why bother?

The Big Picture

Rhinos, and almost all other sensible Critters acknowledge that the Earth, its workings, and the splendors of Space are beyond our Comprehension. These Glories exist with or without our approval or permission or encouragement.

The Universe is a perfect system, rolling along on its own steam, on its own terms, with purposes We cannot guess at. We can only marvel at the bits We are aware of.

Rhinos would be insane to suppose We are more than incidental to that Grander Scheme. Right?