First experiences for me are always painfully bittersweet. While you’re in the thick of it, in that moment, there’s nothing more exhilarating. Such as the first time a gorilla held his hand out to me, the first time I climbed down a crater of a volcano, and that first moment a herd of zebras thundered past me on the way to their watering hole. These are all memories that I hold deep in my chest and bring out every so often to make sure they’re still there. When you look back on them, however, you know that you can never be there again- in that place. Although still and always delightful, even the most out of the ordinary occurrences become ordinary after awhile, and the wild enchantment that you had first felt is gone and swept away by the disquieting instruments of time.
Letters From the Field
Letters From the Field is a blog written by contributors studying or working with animals; some in their natural habitats, some in captive environments. It is a compilation of their stories, studies, and/ or experiences.