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 use some Improvement.
It may seem that Rhinos are a decisive crowd, but if We are, it’s due to our own special wiring. Outside We look calm, sometimes preoccupied. But on the inside, it’s another story.
Inside (as We imagine it) it looks like a Squirrel Beginners’ Knitting Class with Winter coming on.
Well, the system seems to have worked this far. Another of Nature’s many Marvels. Rhinos, be grateful.
Almost every Rhino Decision, be it simple or complex, requires some internal tweaking, some negotiation on intentions and limitations. These alterations are accomplished by a rough-and-tumble committee: Aggression, Regression, and Digression, the temperamental offspring of Progression.
Most conclusions involve contributions from each camp, softening or hyping or toning along the way. It’s not a pretty business, but somebody’s got to do it. Some decisions take an instant, others take years.
When nothing seems to be moving in any direction at all, We call it a Depression. And then We lurch into another Internal Wrangle.
(Rhinos try to avoid name-calling, though sometimes that is half the fun!)
Mr. Lewis Carroll wrote two biographic accounts about Alice, one an Adventure in Wonderland and the other Through the Looking Glass. Rhinos find the first book compelling, but are puzzled why Alice went back for more. A glutton for punishment?
Our point today is that Alice clearly had plenty of Inner Rhino; in both biographies, she gets fed up with being jerked around. She stands up and says, in effect, “Knock it off, you Maniacs”.
We like these refusals to be bullied. Very Rhino, say We.
YIR is back in action, having done our darnedest to master the Lariat. We are still unclear about the differences between sagebrush and tumbleweed.
Exposure to these herbal issues probably did Us good, but We Rhinos often need a lot of time to process what those enhanced virtues might be.
We did get better at yodeling, cowboy style. We did not get Good; We got Better.
Today ‘Your Inner Rhino’ salutes Mr. Andy Warhol, whose artistic work has made a big impression on the Arts, here and about.
One thing We like about it, is the refreshing awareness that although things may look the same, indeed they are individual… so the Same but, simultaneously, not the Same.
Rhinos may look somewhat alike, but our inner beings are individual, singular, and marvelous.