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?

The Impossible Mr. Pine Eye

Pinocchio‘ was created by Carlo Collodi in 1883, in a series of tales, each featuring the mischievous puppet. Pinocchio’s goal is to become a Real Boy, but he is dedicated to his own amusement, so it takes a while to achieve his dream.

Whenever Pinocchio tells a lie, which is often, his nose grows. RhinoTots are fascinated by this concept. Wild stories then abound, in the hopes that there will be nasal developments.

That Mr. Collodi has much to answer for with RhinoMoms, you may believe.

(For related illumination, see Jan. 11, 2015, via the Archive button.)

April Connections?

In the better-late-than-never department, Mr. Sergei Prokofiev was born yesterday, April 23, 1891. A famous Soviet composer, he is probably best known for his “Peter and the Wolf”. He also composed the music for the ballet of “Romeo and Juliet”, and a fine job he did of that. Very punchy.

It is based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name, all about young love in old Verona.

In a twisted version of things, Mr. Shakespeare was born in 1564, but died on April 23, 1616. There might be a mystical connection there, but We Rhinos are jiggered if We can figure it out.

HerbLorista

Any Rhino can select a healthy snack from Nature’s bounty. We appraise veggies first on availability, then on freshness, flavor profile, ripeness, and individual leanings. Then We get busy.

Less common is the Rhino with the ability to identify a plant’s history, its mood and intentions, its hopes and dreams. Every living thing has an imagined destiny, but only a select few Rhinos can tune in for the broadcast. Only a few are receptive where it counts, plantwise.

Yes, Rhinos do specialize.