Rhinos are entirely content in our Rhinotude, but from time to time, We like to think of what other critters must contemplate on a daily basis, how they expend their energies. It broadens our understanding.
The Tiger, for instance, does a lot of Lurking. Tigers hide and then jump out, taking advantage of their cunning ways. It is a system that serves their purposes.
Rhinos do not lurk, on principle. But then, our vegetation does not try to gallop away when it’s mealtime.
Rhinos are mostly full-steam-ahead critters. But occasions do arise when We are uncertain about how to proceed, what to do, what to think.
The problem comes from too many choices and options. We could do This Thing, or That Thing, or some Other Thing. What to do, When to do it?
Sometimes Rhinos hesitate as long as a minute.
Once in a great while, a Rhino is gifted with an unreasoned elation, a sense of happy unspecific anticipation.
We Rhinos like to enjoy these moments. We do not analyze them.
While attending to many of Life’s predictable processes, the Rhinomind usually occupies itself in some undefined space, some midpoint betwixt and between hither and yon.
It doesn’t necessarily look like this drawing, but then, it doesn’t really look like anything in particular.
A Rhino Favorite, Hr. Hans Christian Andersen, b.1805, wrote the familiar tale of Thumbelina, so named because the heroine was Fingersized. She had various Danish adventures, but never grew much.
This story is unusually intriguing to Rhino Tots, whose daily goal is getting Bigger, as soon as possible. For Us, being perpetually wee confounds the Imagination.
Hr. Andersen’s story does not include a discussion with Thumbelina herself, detailing her point of view. Frankly, it seems like an oversight.
April Fools Day seems inadequate for dealing with the number of bewildered critters Rhinos run into.
YIR proposes that April be repurposed to April Fools Month.
It’s just an idea, but hey, ideas must start somewhere.