What does our relationship with lions need to become, if this ancient conflict is to come to dusk in such a way that an early morning air that’s charged with the roaring of the dawn chorus still greets the sunrise?
Yes, it is flipping expectations in some way, but fundamentally not. Yes, it is a very creative way to re-hash, but it is still the same. The idea that The Last Jedi is making us question what Star Wars is, presenting us with something unfamiliar, simply isn’t true. The story, quite naturally, is fundamentally the very same.
I want – nay, need – nay, don’t need… just want – to complain about two things in particular: relentless encroachment on the original trilogy (OT) by recent additions to what is now official canon, and the superficially fashionable fandom of much of it all at this point in time.
And there she still is; and so it hasn’t worked.
Conserving a bird species, then, by dedicating the vast majority of your time and effort to the human communities that share space with it.
It is a singular relationship, that which exists between humans and lions.
“Let’s cool it, Brothers…”
That the first tentative steps toward deep, eventual friendship, informed by a self-interest in easy food as those steps may have been, were taken, willingly, by wolves.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is fantastic. The word “perfect” is fairly useless, and wouldn’t really be true if used, but, even after repeat viewings and time to reflect, the film makes me feel like using it. It is exactly what it should have been, needed to be.
The most unique, superlative, the most innovative, inimitable, the most skilled, fastest, the greatest heavyweight and greatest boxer there has ever been, across weight-classes, across decades.
Sometime around two thousand years ago, somewhere within that place just beyond the northeast of Africa, to some family unknown and unnamed, a child is born.
Fear, anger, hate, suffering.
Nobody has ever come to the conclusion that The Beatles are overrated through the process of actually listening to their albums, reading about their work, lives, and the context surrounding it all, and generating an understanding of the topic.
Trophy hunting has been around an awful long time, and for that entire time lions have been the most prized trophy of all. If it hunting lions is conservation, then it is the longest running conservation project that I know of, and, given the current state of lion populations, a somewhat unsuccessful one at that.