BLOG #1: National Geographic is super cool and I don’t know why it has taken me so long to realize it. I recently started watching planet earth and was blown away a what I was watching it almost didn’t look real! plane earth is a series that goes through all the different parts of the world taking video of wildlife such as animals and plants. I have only watched 4 episodes so far so I can’t tell you a whole lot yet about every episode but from the one’s I have seen I am so excited to talk about. Did you know about fresh water dolphins? I didn’t know something like that existed but it turns out their are many species of dolphins.
A lot of the animals in the series are ones that I didn’t even know existed such as The bird of paradise it is this really cool bird in Africa that is all black with stunning blue beautiful eyes along with its chest! The chest of this bird is so cool i looks like two blue medallions jingling on its chest. The bird is also famous for its dance when mating with females.
Snow leopards are another animal that I found to be very interesting! Snow leopards are one of the biggest cats in the world and their enormous bush tails are the reason I fell in love with them. You can catch them hiding out in the mountains on rocky slopes which is a very strange place I honestly never thought a cat could live in the mountains like that. In the episode I watched the snow leopards are hungry and because of their living environments sometimes they can go days without food. The snow leopard is a very sneaky cat it first attempted to take down a mountain goat but was unsuccessful however the next attempt she took her time and paced herself in which she had won her battle and got to feed her baby cub who was only a year old cannot hunt for itself yet. In another episode national geo takes you deep in the water to a place where only bacteria and small fish are. In another episode you watch hungry polar bears wake up from hibernation and have to walk a long distance with her cubs in order to find food. The mama bear despite her lack of energy manages to run and chases seals around for a least 20 minutes before catching one it is definitely a site to see!!
BLOG #2: This semester I am taking a course called Creative Non-Fiction and I have to say it is one of my most favourite courses I have done so far! I would like to share with you a piece I wrote about David Lynch…
First, I would like to say I have never heard of David Lynch before and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to research into such a fascinating man. David Lynch has a very different perspective on how I would have viewed how in depth you can be with yourself about understanding where certain thoughts and emotions could come from. David’s film in which he visited 16 countries, he makes a chart in which he talks about the depths of our mind’s comprehension and that really blew me away to know you could use transcendental meditation to go that deep into your mind to what seems to me to be an outer body experience or something along those lines. It also interreges me to try to meditate to see how far I could go into my mind to reveal things I did not know about myself to be so true. I also feel like listening to David makes me feel as though we might have a soul or a little white light that lives within us that can be reached or somehow felt through meditation in which makes me question could we come back after death? Having known we could see into ourselves and go that deep into thought to expose to us more than we thought we knew about ourselves where would that lead us? David Lynch describes the creative process as “catching the big fish” and what I think that means is diving deep within our conscious mind to attract ideas that we would have never had before. I think that my creative process could be similar in respect to myself being an out of the box thinker who doesn’t know sometimes where she gets her ideas from. David Lynch has defiantly opened my perspective on how sometimes we might get ideas as maybe we didn’t know we had them.