As I look around at the lives that inhabit our planet, I find more sad faces than happy ones. I believe this could be easily remedied if we took a moment out of our day to acknowledge something as insignificant as the morning dew. Through this simple task we might find that the world really isn’t as bad as we make it out to be, instead we would find that, against all odds, magic still dwells on this earth. All we have to do is take the time to discover it.
We all have a dinosaur deep within us just trying to get out
If you were to start a conversation with me about dinosaurs
my brain would automatically go to the film franchise, Land Before Time, a
childhood favorite. I remember wishing I was either Little Foot or Duckie,
never quite sure which dinosaur was better. But as I grew up and my taste in
films changed, so did my interest in dinosaurs. I lost all fascination for the
extinct creatures and in my mind they were just fossils, something that had
once been and were now nevermore. But to some people, dinosaurs are still the most amazing reptiles to have ever roamed the earth. One such individual happens to be my
He adores the animals of legend so much, that if you were to
ask him about them he would not only tell you that his favorite dinosaur is the Parasaurolophus,
but he would also give you a full explanation about why he chose this rare beast. I believe it has something to do with the shape of their heads head and the sound it
makes. Honestly his is knowledge of dinosaurs is quite extensive that I feel as
though I should stop trying to write about them now while I am still ahead.
Instead I would like to draw attention to his love for them and my
Normally, if I don’t like something I don’t do it but if
someone I care about wants to, I tend to put up with it despite my general
feelings towards it. So when Eric realized we would pass by World’s Biggest
Dinosaur --a place in the middle of nowhere that has giant concrete
dinosaurs-- on our way to camp, I came to the conclusion I was stuck and had to
go. Sadly, I had gone there once before and the only thing it left me with was
memories on how I wanted to be anywhere but there. But who was I to ruin his
When we arrived it was just how I remembered it: Hot, windy,
and filled with dinosaurs in need of a fresh coat of paint. Nervously I turned
to Eric, hoping he wasn’t too disappointed with the outcome of our detour, but instead I saw a child who seemed
to be visiting Disneyland for their first time and suddenly the barren
wasteland became a place filled with magic.
Together we ran around like kids, posing like dinosaurs and
climbing into aTyrannosaurus Rex’s
mouth. While we were there he bought many figurines of his favorite dinosaur
and left with a huge smile on his face. Giving us a bright start to camp
counselor duties, also giving me a new appreciation for dinosaurs.
HKx The quote above is from the Scottish actor Collin Mochrie.