A party animal?
I am a sucker for dogs, apes and seals. Actually anything cute, furry and cuddly with a sense of humour. Including Animal from the Muppets but not including my hairy ex boyfriend. Ma na ma na. I try not to discriminate, I do have a beauteous blue tongue lizard in my garden who warms my heart while she is warming her lizardy skin in the midday sun. And Frozen Planet…sigh. When I was a kid I wanted to be Doctor Dolittle, but my best friend got there first, he now works at Taronga Zoo and I now work with children, not animals.
Two brilliant men were born today – Jim Henson and F. Scott Fitzgerald . The Muppets were a huge part of my childhood. I wanted to be Miss Piggy. I still do.
F. Scott Fitzgerald died young, leaving fine books for the world to enjoy. My favourite is The Great Gatsby, set in the golden days of the Jazz Age.
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…. And one fine morning —
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.