The first time I saw “The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park” and its painted walls, I realized that vibrant colors were not invented by man. It may sound silly to you, but it was a real revelation for me. Something similar happened to me when I learned about the Peacock Spider and saw the glory that is his butt patterns. They use their flashy butts and slick dance moves to attract the ladies. After the show is over the lady decides whether she wants dinner or a date.
These brilliant butt patterns are different than other animal patterns to me. They’re more “tribal” looking, more geometric…more manmade-esque. This feeling, similar to the one I received from the GC of YNP, makes me realize that humans are not the center of all things. As a wise lady recently reminded me, “Everything is Everything.” -Katherine Sandoz
Thank you and good night.