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Giraffes, and a kaleidoscope of reflections | Moment's Notice


Last updated 1/27/2022 at 7:57am

My mother-in-law, or M’la, as I call her, is a fan of giraffes. Giraffes are not the subject of an unhealthy obsession or anything – she has no sweaters with giraffes on them, no giraffe coffee mugs or figurine sets.

To her, a giraffe is a being worthy of attention, a curious and intriguing animal, a contradiction of gangly grace.

Other than an appreciation for my M’La’s unique choice of favored animal, I had not really thought much about giraffes until I heard a story on the radio about the dwindling giraffe populations around the globe. The wildlife expert did not simply talk of...

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