I am thrilled about giraffes. There were so many today in the Masai Mara including one that was only a few days old. They walked in an astonishingly elegant, single file line and did so, so quietly we could hear their knees gently cracking. They appear so serene and inspire a library feeling. I think it is because they can reach the highest shelves in the library that is this whole world. How wonderful to see them eat a five-course meal of tree tops and see them gracefully bring their legs apart to drink the water in the river and when they run, oh it something to behold in this lifetime. Unforgettable. Imagine trees running with a sunset all through them. Add something pretty...Add enormous eyes. Add a tail that plays the air like one of those jazz brushes for drums. Add a pattern all over. Add something like an outdoor recital. Their necks are incredible banisters. I could watch them forever.