The Human Condition

Milan Kundera – The longin' fer Paradise is lubber’s longin' not t' be lubber.

My name is doctor George Berg. I study gorillas as a livin' me studies take me all across th' worlds rainforest’s and jungles studdin' these magnificant animals. My fascination fer these great creatures started a long time ago, by Davy Jones' locker. I did an animal report on th' in grade 4 and from there  it all took off. Now I’m a proud animals scientist specializin' in gorillas.

I now live in New York City. I live in an older apartment filled with pictures o' all th' animals I’ve met in me travels. Its like yer steppin' into a forest after walkin' off th' crowed, loud rivers. It makes me feel at peace with th' th' world, to be sure. Someday I  hope t' move out into th' jungle and live with th' gorillas. Fire the cannons! I hope that they will accept me into th' group and i can live among them. Some days I dream o' bein' a gorilla runnin' aroun' bein' free from stress. Fire the cannons! just livin'.

Today were bein' goin' t' be a busy one in th' office. I got t' work about 8:00 in th' mornin'.

“Good mornin'” said me assistant Jane as i walked through th' door.

“Mornin'” I said as I walked t' me desk.

“I can’t wait fer next week, what about ye?” asked Jane.

Oh! Walk the plank! I completely forgot about that!

Next week I fly t' Africa t' study lowland gorillas in Africa. I’m goin' t' study their eatin' habits, ye scurvey dog. i hope t' find out where they like t' eat and what their eatin' there.

I couldn’t believe how fast that week went by before I knew it, I were bein' gettin' onto a plane headed fer Africa. when i got there i could hardly walk in straight line I were bein' so excited. When I got t' th' jungle we set up a base camp on a little bank beside a small stream. It were bein' such a breath takin' place th' sound o' rushin' water, th' wind rustlin' th' leaves on th' trees. To people might call this borin' but t' me it were bein' paradise.

The next mornin' our guide Russel took us out t' find th' gorillas. It took us about a day t' find th' gorillas, we searched almost everywhere that Russel had seen th' gorillas.

They are such amazin' creatures aren’t they? asked Russel .

“Aye they are very fascinatin', They are so lucky t' be out here livin' in th' jungle livin' with really no fear what so e'er”. I proclaimed.

“You must really love these animals don’t ye? asked Russel.

“Aye, If i didn’t have these creatures t' share me time with I would be lost in this complex world”. I said.

We than studied th' gorillas fer th' next t' weeks, I'll warrant ye. Findin' out what they eat, followin' them t' where they go t' sleep at night. they seem so at peace with th' world. We even got t' be within a few feet o' th' gorillas, and a bucket o' chum. The two weeks in th' jungle flew by. Aarrr! Before I knew it I were bein' on me flight back t' New york.

It were bein' th' day I got back I found meself in deep thought thinkin' about th' gorillas. Wishin' I were bein' still there with them. I stared at th' pictures o' them.

That night layin' in me bed, I found meself in th' jungle again I walked through a bush and there were th' gorillas, They aceepted me into their group. I had no worries, I were bein' finally at peace with th' world I were bein' a gorilla.

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