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Recently (and finally), I watched the award-winning documentary March of the Penguins.
It blew my mind.
Since I was young and in grade school, I have had this great appreciation for these mini tux’d up waddlers.. It may have started in 3rd grade when we read this book Mr. Popper’s Penguins and afterwards had a short assignment to write a letter to Mr. Popper(for one reason or another). To our surprise, we received responses! Mine included kind words and most exciting, a promise of a pet penguin! Oh, I was super excited as you can imagine –a penguin! Of course, had I not been a believer as I was at that impressionable age, I would have realized that the letters of response were most likely written by students in a higher grade than ours, also as an assignment. Well, I waited eagerly, for a penguin that would never come. As I “grew up” however, I realized the reality behind it all (after all, a pet penguin, in FL?… lol), but my fascination for these creatures did not dwindle.
After watching this documentary, my fascination is once again renewed. Not only is it remarkable that these animals can withstand the outrageously frigid temperatures of the Antarctic, but their entire existence goes toward finding true love (this movie covers only 1 year in their life). The majority of their lives involve traveling hundreds of miles (20 days straight!) through an environment where no other sustainable life exists, finding a mate, and taking care of one another together, separately. Finding one another through a sea of thousands of seemingly identical faces, they use sound to locate their spouse (and later their chick). That’s just the beginning though, and I could carry on but won’t. What I admire most? Their tenacity, dedication, and devotion to their other half through this entire process -it is something truly spectacular: the love of a penguin : )
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Hoping everyone had a wonderful holiday *^^*
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Ok, so it has been a minute (or 2…) since my last post, apologies for the mia status : ) It will be this way for another bit – at least until school is over for this semester.
Meanwhile, skydive no. 2 took place last weekend at Skydive Palatka, and it was even more of a blast than the first time (although the two should really not be compared). I was fortunate in many ways, as I was able to go with my good friend Kristin again, and this time my other half joined too. Jumping with friends is really the most best! After our minute-long free fall, during which my attention was promptly directed to the horizon, we 3 (6, including our tandems) all met up mid-air again for the chute down. It was nothing short of amazing, and I didn’t realize just how wide the smile on my face was. Below, Kristin & Cathy on their mean machines… because let’s face it, girls just wanna have fun.
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