“I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain’d, I stand and look at them long and long.
They do not sweat and whine about their condition, They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago, Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.” Walt Whitman … “Song of myself”
A tale of the ordinary lives of families in East and Central Africa. The author was a pioneer in the study of the mountain gorillas in the early 60s.
I found it a great family history read.
The Year of the Gorilla – George B. Schaller – ISBN 0-226-7368-5