Peacocks, butterflies, lions and 99.9% of the animal kingdom all have one thing in common, it's the males that have developed to adorne the brightest decorations, do the most elaborate dances, or amazing building to attract their female mates. Whether it is in the form of beautiful feathers, like my peacock friend above, or the luscious locks of a lion's mane, male animals have gone through a great deal of physical changes in an effort to impress the ladies and pass on their DNA to the next generation.
My favourite scenes from David Attenbouough's TV shows are always after the poor male creature has given it everything he's got, to the point of near exhaustion, the drab little female, shrugs her shoulders, says "Meh!" and runs off as fast as she can in the opposite direction! I suspect they are one of David's favourite sequences too!
My point of pondering today is, 'What the hell happened to us humans to make us run in the complete opposite direction from the tried, tested and established laws of the animal kingdom? Last time I checked, most of the bright colours, long hair and eleborate dances were being done by us human females! As a mother of three girls, one heading into her teens, I wonder if it is better to reintroduce my girls to the true laws of the natural world, rather than to allow them to follow the trend to dress themselves up like male peacocks, and have the rest of humanity expect them to show of their tail feathers to get any attention? Embrace your inner Peahen girls and let the guys do the all the dancing. If they make a mistake, say Meh, and move on!
My advice for other young woman about to embark on life's crazy journey... Dress to show off your inner spirit and creativity, and not to try and impress those around you. Say it out loud, 'This is me, and not who you want me to be. I dance for noone but myself', I will express my joy and happiness in my own way, and I will go where I please. What I choose to build in my life is for me, and is not there to be judged by others. If I'm lucky enough to find someone who wishes to accompany me on my path, there will be no need for bravado, from either of us.
To the journey, where ever the wind blows you...
Hi, my name is Chrystal Carter, I am a mother to three lovely girls. I emigrated with my husband to Australia in December 2014, and have been living the dream, ever since! We are settled in the Dandenong Ranges and I have recently set up my brand new home art studio , in the heart of the hills, Tecoma. Here, I can follow my life long dream of being an artist drawing another of my greatest passions, animals, in particular, peoples beloved pets. I have always been fascinated by animals, nature and wildlife and where better to pursue my passions than here in Australia, and it certainly hasn't disappointed me! Follow me as a take on this new venture and brave new world, together with my wonderful family, and not forgetting my furry companions, Vin the Cat and Juno the Dog!