I have friends that are such animal lovers that they almost prefer animals to human relations. Normally I don’t consider myself to be one of those, I like animals, especially cats, but I can easily be afraid of big barking dogs. Today has been different, though. We are in the middle of winter, we have snow and it is cold, and as for most people, the majority of my days are spent indoors. Today I went to the zoo. And I met a lot of beautiful majestic animals and combined with a lot of fresh and cold air this day brought me a renewed joy for life.
-all photos are taken in the Kristiansand Zoo, Norway
I looked at him
I tried to understand
as my emotions started swim
I noticed the shaking in my hand
I couldn’t breathe
I wouldn’t believe
I wanted to run away
as I suddenly heard
my own strange voice say
“Did you see how the leaves have changed?
Autumn is really coming our way.”
Afterwards I thought that it wasn’t
the worst thing to say!
Poem by : Ellen Gill