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Sheltering-in-Place: Day 98

Somewhat comical image of a woman in a beautiful lace dress leaning into a mountainy scene with oversized sheep. A pink ram stand atop some mountain bits. A blue ewe is nestled at the bottom of the mountainy bits. They both look unconcerned. The text on the image reads  Let's talk about sheep  Excellent Hearing 320 Degrees Color Vision Ramming Defense Stomping Defense Kicking Defense Flock Dynamics Flight Distance Designated Leader Not all rams have horns; not all ewes don't.

The text on the image reads

Let's talk about sheep.

Excellent Hearing
320 Degrees Color Vision
Ramming Defense
Stomping Defense
Kicking Defense
Flock Dynamics
Flight Distance
Designated Leader
Not all rams have horns; not all ewes don't.


Sheep get a bad rap these days in the metaphor department. Rather than going into all the reasons why this sort of thing irritates me, I'm just gonna point out that both wild and domesticated sheep are known to be quite intelligent. Their flock dynamics are involved and their social structure is complex. These are not mindless, defenseless animals that need humans and sheepdogs to survive. These are even-toed ungulates with a tendency toward bonding with and protecting each other that humans turned into a source of sustenance and economic gain.

I'm stopping now before I launch into a socio-political diatribe about how ridiculous, inane, poorly thought out, and dangerously adulatory of violence as a means of control the Killology essay is—whether or not you're looking at it as a metaphor.

In a happier line of thought, I wanna point out that kindness and generosity are real and valued. In the midst of my daily drawings and blogging, a new friend and fellow-thrifter on social media came across a dress on a thrift store site and thought of me. The short version is that, thanks to her, this glorious vintage lace wonder is mine now. It's even comfortable. Thank you, Shirley! 


Black Lives Matter. All of them. Police brutality needs to end.