‘Children and animals – they’re my life. As a mum of two sons we spend a lot of time on the farm, so I often shoot my boys with dogs, rabbits and ducks.
Yoga is definitely a thing right now. I mean, not only humans but also animals are getting their namaste on! And I must say, sometimes animals do their yoga postures even better than humans. Don’t believe me? Take a look at Bored Panda’s list of adorable animals doing yoga below. You may even learn something from them.
There is a beast with heart of cold stone that dashes like lightning, shreds flesh from bone. // Bewitched by this beast, I fell to my knees. My mouth babbled madness and mumbled soft pleas. // I stared down the ravenous, gnashing dark maw of a cute cuddly kitten with yarn in its paw
Their close connection was evident through the images and I saw a similarity that had bloomed from friendship. They are their own individuals with very different personalities, yet I see so many similarities because of their closeness. Two souls birthed on opposites sides of the world were brought together through adoption and they’re now inseparable. I plan to continue photographing them just as they are, and allowing this series to grow organically with them. It’s not skin that makes us different, or that causes separation and distance…no, it’s a lack of unity. When we grow beside another, our similarities bloom.
The use of prophecies and prophets is also in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. In your novel, Achebe is mentioned several times, especially in Obembe’s plan to kill Abulu. How much has Achebe influenced you as a writer?
“Can Abulu be real?” is a question I’ve been asked again and again. The phenomenon of a madman or madwoman is very common in our society. They were derelicts who would walk around, unclaimed, mostly coming from another city. They would walk about picking dirt on the street. Some of them would become very famous especially in small towns. People would sometimes ask them to dance. I used to be very disturbed by the sight of them. But as children, we would feel like adults around them because we can command them. We used to see ourselves as grownups when we meet them because we’d think we had more wisdom. Then one day, you’d see them lying dead, perhaps hit by a car. I wanted to bring their plight to West African politicians.
Trainers all over the country noticed their pets acting a bit peculiar. Soon after, they started posting their suspicions on Twitter. These photos depict what appears to be a connection between household animals and various Pokemon, expressed mostly through eye contact.
About the author Dovas Dovas There is a beast with heart of cold stone that dashes like lightning, shreds flesh from bone. // Bewitched by this beast, I fell to my knees. My mouth babbled madness and mumbled soft pleas. // I stared down the ravenous, gnashing dark maw of a cute cuddly kitten with yarn in its paw Anyone can write on Bored Panda
I did a lot of moving around. In the beginning, the encounter with the madman was at the start, but I decided we needed to see what the family’s like first. I would write the chapters as the story progresses. The associations—the animal metaphors—were mapped out early, the chapter headings, and what I’d do with them. I always knew Benjamin would be a moth, but I didn’t where to put his story. He’s very self-effacing, so I decided he should go last. He’s very dependent. He doesn’t make sense of the world on his own. So when his brothers leave, and he’s alone, that’s when we get to understand him the most.