Thursday, September 29, 2005

Weeping In Radio Shack

The other day Steve dropped by the office and we went out for lunch. On the way back to work we stopped in at Radio Shack because we know the owner and he's going to give us a good deal on a new receiever. We went to the back of the shop to look at receivers and there were a few big screen TV's there and they were showing footage of a baby giraffe being born. I was spellbound by the image of this creature as he emerged from his mother, covered in gooey slime. As soon as he hit the ground, he immediately tried to stand. But his legs were so long and gangly, and the world so new, that he repeatedly fell over. He kept on trying to get up on all four poles of legs, and his limbs were quivering with effort. After five or six attempts, he wobbled to a standing position and held it for a few seconds. His mother came and nuzzled his head, and licked some of the birth goo off of him and then she begins to nurse him, his hungry little mouth sucking the life out of her.
It was just so beautiful.
So there I am, in the back of Radio Shack, my eyes brimming with tears because I have just witnessed the miracle of life, giraffe style.

Amanda Brown at 11:01 AM



at 11:43 AM Blogger Angella said...

I can't wait to see what a cute blubbering mess you will be when you become a mommy. I'd like to hear you describe THAT experience - I'm sure you'll do it great justice

at 11:59 AM Blogger Jen said...

It's official. You are going to be the same kind of mommy as me. When she outgrows the smallest size diaper, when you tuck away the outfit you brought the baby home in that is just too small now, when your baby lifts it's head to look at you for the first time- you are going to be a mess, crying your eyes out- just like me. :)

at 2:52 PM Blogger Michelle said...

Its official is right. I think you may be pregnant. Progesterone increase in the early part of pregnancy causes one to be introspective and teary eyed. Could it be?

at 6:17 PM Blogger sexy mrs. z said...

i hope i'm a blubbering mess when i'm a mom! cudos to you amanda!


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