Story last updated at 3/4/2009 - 11:01 am
Years ago I watched a movie about penguins. I viewed Antarctica in its stark beauty and the odd penguins, permanently grounded from the air, living their life cycle fully in a deadly environment.
The penguins would all march from the sea miles and miles inland to lay just one egg per couple. After the female would lay her egg she would transfer it to her male and he would incubate the warm egg on his feet until the chick hatched. Meanwhile the hen returned to the sea to bring back fish in her craw to feed her chick and her mate. This would take weeks on end. Both mate and chick would die if she did not return. If the egg was accidentally dropped, it would immediately freeze up and die. The penguin couple would have to wait a year to lay another egg. This has been happening in our natural world for a long time.
The contrast between animal and human behavior can be stunning. Many of our young women are confused and couple with a man without commitment. Selfishness and instant gratification seem more popular than healthy families. Women have babies without fathers. Women have babies with other women. Women abort their babies by the million. Forty years later all that has happened starts to catch up.
If we live our lives only for our own selves, our own careers, our own fame, our own rich possessions, we become much less noble than a penguin.
Beware the Planned Parenthood coming to Juneau. Avoid it at all costs, unless you would nurture a rich and deep sorrow in your heart instead of nurturing your child.
Susan Louise Abel, Elfin Cove