They say never judge a book by its cover. You can get one look at something and instantly pass judgement that could last a lifetime. People try not to do this, but it just seems to be human nature and sometimes, people just cannot help themselves. Certain animals can definitely earn a stigma if you take one good look at them because of the way they are shaped or the colors they have or any other noticing feature. There are so many different species of animal that we are still finding new ones all the time. With all of this variation, there are many questions that get raised about origins and how all of these variations came to be. We use our imagination sometimes in coming up with ideas around them.
You know how sometimes you'll say a familiar word over and over until it starts to lose all meaning? That's how I feel looking at these pictures of a baby flamingo noticed by BuzzFeed News and posted by Twitter user @celesse. It's like I've been looking at flamingos all my life, but right now, nothing about them makes sense!
Maybe it's just seeing a flamingo when it's so young, reduced to the most elemental building blocks of its body. But it still has the one leg stand:
Flamingos stand on one leg. I knew that, yet now, it seems so weird.
Here's a flamingo "sitting down," which makes it look broken, right?
This particular baby flamingo is being cared for at the National Aviary Rose Garden, and you can watch it run around on it's muscular little legs and ponder the strangeness of existence:
Honestly, now everything about flamingos seems weird as hell!
I'll never see flamingos the same way again. This is exactly why I find babies so disturbing.