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Penguin adoption - Promises

> > Dear PenguinPromises > > The penguins are still up in Brazil and having a relaxing time no doubt. Meanwhile > spring has arrived down here in the empty penguin colony. The days are starting > to get longer, which means that Promises will be arriving back home within the > next few weeks. > > Even though Brazil is a lot further north than the penguin colony, it is still > in the southern hemisphere. Penguins have never lived in the northern hemisphere. > From the very first penguin over 50 million years ago, wild penguins have only > ever lived in the southern hemisphere. We know that is true because penguin fossils > have only ever been found in the south. The only penguins living in the northern > hemisphere live in zoos and aquariums. > > It is not certain why penguins have never lived in the north, but the most likely > explanation is just chance. Penguins need warm feathers for living in cold water
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Penguin adoption - Promises

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Prayer of thanks

For dreams and wishes, fears and failures, thank you For spirit movers and dull intruders, thank you For joyful breezes and stifling still, thank you For life in colour and end in spite, thank you. As I walk the gentle path, toward a now that is the spark, I miss the fill that you provide So trash the mill that is my mind. You create and so do I When I attach you push me to fly into oblivion until I find That grace is here, not in my mind I search for magic like an obsessed seeker You twist my drama you grim reaper The miracles are here for all The gifts unlimited, life and more There is no need for nought but grace And gratitude in Wirikuta space Thank you for the steps I walk And every moment I don't talk Thanks for all the time I be And for when I see and see Thanks for touch and when they hold And let me return the gifts of gold The fortress that surrounds my heart Is fragile when I sense Your art And thankfully erodes in time When oneness

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