Sunday, December 21, 2008
Yeah, this is what I came up with. Well, I drew an adult one, but I thought, hey, since Yule represents a new birth and stuff, this might be more in keeping with the spirit of this particular Sabbat. Cute huh? Yeah, well just wait a while. Still, a perfect picture when you consider the recent snowstorms that have blanketed the Northeast, to say nothing of snow in New Orleans, of all places.
Also, it seems global warming has put this poor little tyke in a precarious position. The ice sheets in his Arctic Circle environment are continually dwindling, making it harder for he and his parents to find enough food to sustain them. They hunt off the ice, you know. They stalk seals and such, and have even been known to hunt beluka whales when they have no other choice. They aren't exactly on the endangered species list, but-well, they're getting there, put it that way.
They can swim for miles, and for long stretches at a time, but of course they need a base of solid ice. They can live on frozen land, but its not suitable for their dietary needs.
Ironically, if this global warming keeps up, they might find the Great Lakes more to their liking. I think the extra arctic moisture due to increased evaporation of the ice sheets is in fact a primary component to the increase in the wintry weather throughout so much of the US. Therefore, more than ever, the polar bear is our brother. Of course, here in Kentucky, we mostly have rain, dag nab it.
Still, cold days are ahead for us all, in more ways than one. So, in keeping with the spirit of the season, I will attune with the spirit of the Yule Power Animal, the polar bear, in the hopes of acquiring his strength, stamina, and his dogged determination.
Posted by Patrick Kelley at 12:31 AM
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