Turtles and Your Mind
A tip from the turtle - slow down - take a few deep breaths and reconnect with yourself. That's all it takes.
While you're at it, watch out for turtles on the road. I have carefully assisted many across the road, and rescued many that were hit by cars. I am truly grateful for the NCSU Turtle Rescue Team.
A veterinary student-run organization started by Dr. Greg Lewbart
Here is a link to a website that outlines how to properly move a turtle in the road.
Turtle Rescue Leauge Yes, you should always move it in the direction it was heading.
I found an injured or sick turtle. Now what? (excerpt from Indy Article)
Wear latex gloves when handling turtles, or wash your hands after handling them without gloves.
Keep your hands away from the turtle's mouth, especially if you find a snapping turtle.
Click HERE to find out more about Snapping Turtles.
Place the turtle in a well-ventilated cardboard box or plastic bin lined with newspaper or cloth. Place a shallow water dish in the box. You can also place fresh fruits or vegetables in the box, but don't try to force-feed the turtle or handle it more than necessary.
Move the box to a warm, safe place away from loud noises, activity and pets.
Call the turtle team pager at 919-982-5923 and leave a message. Someone will call you back with further instructions. Starting August 1st the team will no longer use the pager - please call this cell phone number 919 -397-9675. Operating hours are 8 AM- 8 PM. After that you can still leave a voice message, but it will not be returned until the next morning, so if you can, keep the animal in a safe, quiet enclosure until the team calls you back.
To benefit the NCSU Turtle Team I am including two photographs in my current work at Village Art Circle Gallery.
For every framed turtle print sold I will donate $75.00 to the NCSU Turtle Rescue Team.
Photographs are 11x14 printed on professional Fuji metallic paper, thin black metal 16x20 frame with an 8 ply acid free white mat, quality UV protected glass. You can purchase them for $179.00 at Village Art Circle Cary, NC.
"Turtle Totem" Capturing Reflection "Restoring Force" Capturing Abstract Shapes - Texture
Hang them in your home or office let them be a reminder to you to slow down.
"Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast" - William Shakespeare
The turtle has great significance in many cultures. Here is an interesting link to an article that outlines turtle totem wisdom and symbolism - Turtle Spirit Animal
Sunday Nov 3 at the Kadampa Center in Raleigh, NC. Over the course of a few days the monks created an elaborate sand mandala. Then, after a ceremony they destroyed their work demonstrating that nothing in the world is permanent. The monks will create another mandala Nov 7-10 at the Unity Church of the Triangle in downtown Raleigh.
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/02/3334931/finding-peace-transience-in-grains.html#storylink=cpy