“Without touch we are but hunks of wood.” — Jim Morrison

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“Just as our ancient ancestors drew animals on cave walls and carved animals from wood and bone, we decorate our homes with animal prints and motifs, give our children stuffed animals to clutch, cartoon animals to watch, animal stories to read.” — Diane Ackerman

The seahorse, as carved here by Bill Kelsey of Branford, CT, has kept its body shape since its inception. Geared for ambling motion rather than speed, they are seemingly content to roam the seas, wrapping their tails around the nearest object to anchor themselves. Loved by youngsters and oldsters alike, they are symbols of patience and contentment, happy with being where they are, in no hurry for advancement.

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Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2015

 


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