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Ever dignified and purposeful.
Lonesome George, the last of his kind.
which has existed since pre-history.
The tortoise endures; he beats the hare.
a giant tortoise from a tiny island off Ecuador,
an ambassador against extinction.
it’s a real peril for many biota
within a few generations.
In “The Way to Rainy Mountain”, author N. Scott Momaday writes, “Tortoises crawl about on red earth, going nowhere in the plenty of time.” Tortoises stir a sense of wonder in me.
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© 2012 Catherine Giordano