Have you ever had that deep feeling of appreciation for someone else? A feeling brought up by watching the way in which they carry them self, the way in which they interact with others, their sense of humor? An appreciation for someone you barely even know? For the way that talking to others comes so easily to them, so easy that it is unfair? An appreciation for the smile that they continue to put on your face long after that short little infinity that you get to spend with them every Thursday? (okay, so maybe not particularly on a Thursday for everyone, but any day?) Well, to me, this feeling is enlightening; a breath of fresh air; sunshine; sanctuary; an abysmal curse that is haunting me, but in the best way possible. Well, until next Thursday, when I will be able to uncover even more of this certain person’s beautiful life that he has to share…I have these current lucidities to meditate and smile on. (:
Go see Florence + The Machine in concert.
What I would give to spend an afternoon to talk with such a glorious believer and storyteller…
Born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, Tippi Degré had a most unusual childhood. The young girl grew up in the African desert and developed an uncommon bond with many untamed animals including a 28-year old African elephant named Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, lion cubs, giraffes, an Ostrich, a mongoose, crocodiles, a baby zebra, a cheetah, giant bullfrogs, and even a snake. Africa was her home for many years and Tippi became friends with the ferocious animals and tribespeople of Namibia. As a young child, the French girl said, “I don’t have friends here. Because I never see children. So the animals are my friends.”