My most recent portrait was inspired by ‘The Bonobo’.
I was captivated by the pouting chimpanzee image that I saw, as it so mimics a human-being. Then, after doing some research I realised that the Bonobo, which to me was an unknown species of chimpanzee, actually shares more than 98% of the same DNA as us.
I look at the Bonobo and those BIG EYES jump out at me as they are so alive and knowing. Then, I started to read about how this animal is critically endangered, because of loss of their habitat and because man uses them for bushmeat. Conversely 50% of their diet is fruit.
Equally they are often referred to as the “make love not war” chimpanzees as they use love to resolve conflict and to make up after conflict. It does beg the question as to why we cannot adopt their attitude of showing love rather than hatred. Strange that we originate from this primate, and actually need to regress to these principles to bring peace to the world. Furthermore, we believe we have evolved….?!
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Many of us may not have considered this topic; however in plain sight, there is a battle of truth in play between the Internet and books. The written word of books and literature has a degree of permanence and stability, whereas the words within the world wide web, or Internet, have transience and issues of access.
There is no doubt that we live in a very stressful world, where time is at a premium so it is very difficult to take time out to relax. This list provides some inspirational ways to achieve that state of bliss we all seek:
Well, as I am reliably informed there are only three carnivals in the world that form the list of Best Carnivals in the World. They are Rio de Janeiro, Trinidad and Tobago and finally Notting Hill in London. Thus far, I have only achieved my local one in Notting Hill; in the UK, but the other two are definitely on my Bucket List of things to do.