There is still no resolution to the little missing girl, Isabel Celis. She is 6. She lives on 12th Street just south of Broadway and just west of Park Mall with her family. That is in Tucson. There is a vigil tonight, but no reason for me to go. I don’t want to be a gawker, and I have no connection, other than a mother’s heart, to this little girl. I am praying for her and the family. I am cursing whoever took her, literally, I want them to suffer long and intensely and I am wishing it upon them.
I wanted to write a Happy Earth Day post, talk about the new airport wireless LAN, and tell you about a movie, but it all seems muted with the abduction of this beautiful little girl. First grade. I can’t get the news pictures out of my head. The family is not going public, and I don’t blame them. The police don’t seem to be focused on them. I think, somehow, that she was abducted by someone.
We went to breakfast for Earth Day at The Blue Willow. I love this place and for Earth Day it seemed like a good match. Although I always order one of three or four variations of the same items, I see reviews that do not like the menu, atmosphere, or gift shop. I love all three. The atmosphere is very granola, not quite hippie, but maybe once-upon-a-time hippie, grab lunch with your girl friends, or take your visiting Mom to breakfast. I always get the avocado, green chili, and jack omelet, raison toast, and beans for breakfast. Lunch is the apple, goat cheese and spiced pecan salad. Dinner varies but I most often opt for salmon. Deserts are great there, though I can’t eat them like I used to. The patio is nice, covered with netting, or a shade screen, or a rain tarp. Mists or heaters when needed. The gift shop is fun. Always something different, funky, cute. It really is a place you can find a gift for someone. We wore our home made tie dye and had a nice time. It is walking distance so that makes it a nice place too.
In the late afternoon we went to see Chimpanzee. It was documentary, kids documentary I am sure it will be called, but then, it is a Disney Nature film. That was just fine for me as I really did not need to see the details of troop on troop attack that left some chimps dead, nor did I need to see what wasn’t shown in the meat hunting expedition when the chimps went hunting for monkey meat. The forest is a jungle and that was not down-played but the actual violence was left on the cutting room floor. The movie is for kids, but I think adults can admire the cinematography (read an interview with the cinematographer here,) the work it took to be able to tell such an intimate story, and miraculous adoption of an orphan chimp by a high status male in the troop. The large screen adds a dimension to the film that is as thrilling as “3D” movies. The time lapse photography is amazing. I am always in awe of Mother Nature. I would expect this film to launch the interest of thousands of kids into photography, ethology, and conservation. Tool use, hunting strategy, learning/teaching, and social interaction; this film really was a great introduction to chimpanzee society, minus the sex and violence.
Oh, this was a “free write” day.