Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Bison of the jungle

All the world's a jungle, and all the men and women merely species in the ecosystem. They have their weaknesses and their strengths; which they use to accomplish the most sacrosanct motive - SURVIVAL.

The jungle has predators and preys, the night-stalkers and giant roamers. Some work in groups, others are loners. Some are workaholics, others scavenge on the leftovers. Some scurry on the jungle floor avoiding being noticed. Some walk with pomp and show, reverberating the jungle with their presence. Some recycle the resources to keep the jungle alive; some devour enormous quantities of food and leave the jungle stripped.

Which animal are you in the jungle?

I'm the bison. Mostly interested in its food and water. Not too majestic, not too pawny to be ignored. Not having a drop-dead look. Yet can charge in fury to make others drop-dead. Have a gait when I walk but also remember to keep the head lowered so that I dont stumble over ground irregularities. Feeling that the whole savanna is my home, still not being foolish to venture close to thick jungle boundaries. Travelling with my herd, sometimes leading, sometimes being lead. Part of the outer defence to protect the young ones and females. Stopping to allow the weak and old ones to catch up. Hesitant to take the leap across the deep, fast current of river coming in the way of migratory herd. Still crossing it in the lure of rich pastures on the other side. Picking up fights with peers to share the spoils of females. Yet, not letting the fight become fatal. Accepting the rules of my herd. Yet, showing an inclination to rebel when I am young. Having confidence that I can take upon 3-4 predators alone. Acknowledging that its a lost battle when surrounded by 5 or more predators. Even in that event, fighting it out to death.

Which animal are you in the jungle?

8 comments:

Id it is said...

Can't really make a good pick because I know so little about the specificities (wonder if this word exists?) of different animals. However, at this time I feel I'd be the "monarch butterfly". I love colors and smells haunt me. I steer clear of overpopulated places and I love the summer breeze. Like her, beauty is my abode, but I seek it in words. A creature of leisure and peace amid color and fragrance seeking little and not wanting to please.
Wonder if that made any sense.
Loved the post, by the way.

Anonymous said...

Never thought you would pick from the breed of cattle but your description sounds convincing....so you have managed to alter someone's opinion of you... guess it served the purpose of the blog.
Nice read!

Nand said...

Nice one! I know not which animal I am, probably a cross between the lazy buffalo, the worried ostrich, the innocent cow and the idealistic dog...

Pavan said...

Great thoughts, seems as if Zen masters have a lesson to learn here!

fafridi said...

this was gr8 to read, i guess i am still one of the primitive organisms with the thought process not evolved enough, survive is all i am doing :)

nandi23 said...

you amuse me, this was a really nice post!!!
I'll be some sort of cat who's in a bad mood and can beat up a bison:D

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Anjali Bhardwaj said...

Probably a Porcupine.