give a hoot

Just a silly little souvenir. He’d been in the gift shop’s window display visible at the entrance to the zoo, but they didn’t have any extra stock facing out into the store itself. I ended up digging all the way to the back of the shelf to steal him from the window, but boy, was he worth it. Look at this cute little face!

dream afraid of waking

Just remember that in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed
That with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose

— “the Rose” by Bette Midler

kiss from a rose

Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels yeah
Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey

— “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal