"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly." – G. K. Chesterton

The Zoo

Last Saturday I went to the zoo with my fiance.  We saw orangutans.

And cheetahs.

And an oryx or two.

(These are not my pictures, by the way.)

When I was a child, my parents took me to the zoo almost every time that we visited a major city.  When I grew up, I stopped attending zoos.  That lasted until my third year of grad school, when I returned to the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago to relive the grand experience of being mere inches away from a polar bear.

What makes some people like zoos and others not?  Why do some, such as myself, seesaw back and forth between both camps?  It is a mystery.  One might as well ask how the cheetah got his spots.

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