09 January, 2010
Shadows of Humanity
Meeting this Gorilla through the glass at the Dallas Zoo was a life changing experience for me. I had never seen a Gorilla so close, and I was absolutely gobsmacked at the humanity in her eyes. I felt for her, as she looked at me with intelligence radiating from her eyes in her prison on display for the masses. I know that she is treated well, but I can’t help but think of how it would feel to be in her place. I had never considered this, until I met her… it was her humanity that made me realize the plight of the remaining Gorillas in the world, I sincerely feel we need to do everything in our power to help them. They truly are our brothers and sisters, and I doubt anyone could deny that when they look directly into their eyes and see shadows of themselves.