The camel has a big dumb ugly hump. But in the desert, where prettier, more streamlined beasts die quickly of thirst, the camel survives quite nicely. As legend has it, the camel carries its own water, stores it in its stupid hump. If individuals, like camels, perfect their inner resources, if we have the power within us, then we can cross any wasteland in relative comfort and survive in arid surroundings without relying on the external. Often, moreover, it is our “hump” – that aspect of our being that society finds eccentric, ridiculous, or disagreeable – that holds our sweet waters, our secret well of happiness, the key to our equanimity in malevolent climes. Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

Photo John Avant

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  1. Jesse says:

    That camel looks comfy! Nice job on animal week Sandy, and great quote today. I am off to search for potential hidden inner resources and sweet waters 🙂

  2. Jesse says:

    Oh and I like the two goats in the header today!

  3. Di Anne Lewis says:

    Excellent quote……it meant a lot to me. I should add that I’m sorry to see the conclusion of
    Animal Week : (

  4. Barbara Estinson says:

    I really like this quote and camel picture!

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