Star light, Star bright…

 

Hypatia was a 4th century specialist in philosophy, mathematics, and astrology. She lived in Egypt and was highly regarded, being the first female mathematician about whom much is known today.

Unhappily, nothing she wrote is directly known, though she had quite a reputation among philosophers of her day.

We hail Hypatia’s achievements, despite the fact that We Rhinos never much understood her.

The Common Senses

There is much discussion of Seeing, Smelling, Tasting, Touch, and Hearing. They are all useful capabilities, and Rhinos are glad to have them. Like many other Critters.

But Rhinos are also Sense-itive in a range of other ways, sensing the stars, the details of the Mariana Trench, rainfall in Zimbabwe, salamander pregnancies, and another zillion stimulating things. Crammed together, We refer to them as Sensitivity. They are a Natural Bonanza.

Yes. Rhinos are gifted. And Grateful.

 

Teetering on the Brink

 

 

Far be it for any Rhino to begrudge another critter its livelihood, but Mosquitos pose a threat to RhinoSanity. We have a lot of surface and these flying Nightmares strike without warning, leaving Us all Itchy and Afflicted.

The fact that it is Natural, and We Rhinos are not alone in our Suffering probably means something.

But what that is, We cannot say. We get too overwrought to Philosophize.