Weekly Photo Challenge: Family, 3

And then there’s this aspect of family —

Not as bright and happy as often claimed, perhaps — but just as real. If you remember Biblical history, first thing that happens is that human beings are created. After they disobey, and are exiled from Paradise to the wide, wide world, Adam and Eve proceed to have children (the First Family, literally). Β And what’s the next thing that happens?

Cain kills his brother Abel, out of jealousy.

That’s always struck me as highly pessimistic — as well as instructive. Therefore the daily newspaper or television broadcast saddens me, but it doesn’t surprise me. Here they are: brothers, at it again, in the Cologne Zoo:

Photo by Frank Bruder

Life isn’t always Babar the Elephant, beloved as those stories are!

(Then again, maybe they’re only playing —- )

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12 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Family, 3

  1. jakesprinter says:

    Very powerful family πŸ™‚

  2. pancakeashes says:

    Frightening looking moment but also a great action picture

  3. frizztext says:

    a great metaphor – there is not only peace in families …
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  4. Isabelle says:

    That’s a great photo ! Have you more to share about this zoo ?

    • Touch2Touch says:

      That’s Frank’s (husband) photo — he specializes in animals and people, while I do the still lifes πŸ™‚
      I’ll see if I can raid his iPhoto from the Zoo visit !!!!
      Thanks for the visit and the comment.

  5. Please tell Frank he took a wonderful picture. We always enjoy staying by the elephants at our zoo and seeing what activities they would like to display. One day, we saw a zookeeper giving one a pedicure complete with cider vinegar and epsom salt. I would guess after that there were fewer quarrels and more relaxing.

  6. Ah, if only some family issues could be so obviously dealt with – a little trunk wrangling and we move on. Not so much with humans sometimes I’m afraid.

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