October 29th, 2011



"The giraffes moved slowly among the trees like tired dancers. I wanted them to gallop. Once you've seen a giraffe galloping - they gallop as if they're about to come apart any second, yet somehow their flapping limbs stay miraculously attached - you know that survival has something to do with speed, no matter how grotesque, double-bellied and gawky the beast may be."

- Paul Theroux, SUNRISE WITH SEAMONSTERS (Penguin)