Friday, September 25, 2009

Gorilla Marketing

If you know me on a personal level you know my passion for primates, and especially for gorillas. Though they are not as closely related to us as the chimpanzee, I have always had a special affinity for them. As a child, I had the delightful pleasure of being welcomed into my room with a smile from the great brain of the jungle. My mom had painted an image of a lowland gorilla on the door to my room and when I had the lights turned off and my eyes adjusted to the dim glow I felt as if I too was hidden in a canopy of rain forest. That image has never been painted over and is on permanent view as you enter what is now my dad's den.

I think I've always been drawn to the gorilla's eyes. They are so human, and filled with great longing. A gateway to our past.

Today, I've decided to use the bully pulpit of my blog to offer a suggestion. If you haven't done so already please make sure to vote on magazine cover of the year. This seems like silly whim, but really it says a lot about our society. There are a few interesting choices amongst the myriad of feckless images that seem forever recycled through our unfortunately low-brow culture. I don't say this as a blight on the readership because I believe there are a great many splendid minds craving quality. My potshot is directed to the media who ceaselessly tries to hammer their insipid celebrity-gaga agenda onto us.

I'm merely sharing my choice with you gentle reader. Go to Amazon and make your choice. One lucky soul will win a Ten-thousand-dollar certificate-- that's a world of great literary possibility. Make it your own.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm...I went to amazon but found no primates (lol), so I voted for the audobon cover, which i'm now thinking about painting on my own bedroom door. You've got the coolest mom! Can you post a picture of that door? I'm currently in the process of upgrading my little guy's room. Today I'm buying him the loft bed he's been begging for. Maybe I'll paint something on his door too (i've got 2 glorious weeks off coming up in Oct)!

    As for the primates, my two favorites are at the Honolulu Zoo: Rusti and Violet the orangutans. Check this site out: