Sunday, July 30, 2006

The Family of Man (and Animals)

I know there's a lot going on in the world right now, much of it sad, scary, ugly and barbaric. Maybe that's why it's more important than ever to take a step back and remember that the Earth can also be a place of wondrous, awe-inspiring, humbling diversity. Think about it. Just in the past 24 hours, we've seen images of a Peruvian police dog jumping through blazing, red-hot fire hoops in Lima, while in Everland, South Korea, Jennie the 2-year-old orangutan licked an ice block filled with bananas to gain some refreshment and relief from that Asian nation's scorching summer.

Meanwhile, halfway around the world, we saw impeccably dressed French actor Jean Reno wave to the crowd following his wedding with stunningly attired American model Zofia Borucka in les Baux de Provence...

While in nearby St. Tropez, Canadian actress Pamela Anderson prepared for her own wedding ceremony with awesomely skanky American musician Kid Rock by shoving her breasts and ass at reporters while aboard a yacht.

Two weddings, two different approaches... but a single, almost fanatical devotion to the sacred and everlasting bond of matrimony. If that doesn't take your breath away just a little, I think you may be dead inside.

1 comment:

Mimi said...

You're absolutely right in your underlying message: People need to loosen up a little on the old, dreary stuff like murdering children and killing people in their beds--get real! It's celebraties that count!
(Love your style...)