August 1, l995, acrylic on panel, 20 x 20", by Jenny Badger Sultan
I am visiting my friend in New Orleans. There are a lot of people, outdoors. My friend tells me she is pregnant. I wonder why no one has done something about food for all these people. I wander around the field and say loudly, “Let’s fast.” People seem amused by this. I repeat it, “Let’s fast. Let’s make it a 3 day fast to celebrate the coming of summer.”
I see an incredible creature getting up from lying down and walking around a little bit. “It’s a pangolin!” I shout. How exciting. “I’ve never seen one before!” I go and start to try and find my son so I can bring him over to see the pangolin.
Lately I have been distressed to hear how pangolins are being poached and shipped to be sold as meat and medicine.