Debussy “Clair de Lune” on Piano for 80 Year Old Elephant

This is just gorgeous. One of the most beautiful pieces of music written, played wonderfully to an elderly elephant.

Debussy “Clair de Lune” for a gentle female elephant called Ampan. Ampan is 80 years old and lives with us as Elephants World in Thailand. She is blind in one eye and can barely see with the other. 80 years old is very old indeed for an elephant, it’s about 10 years past the natural life span of an elephant in the wild.

Oh he has an entire channel where he plays classical music for elephants.

Beethoven for a blind elephant.
Bach for a different blind elephant.

More at the link above.

Food Wishes – Tomato Tart

So lately I have started to eat more vegetarian. I’ve cut out almost all red meat and almost completely off pork. The reasoning is mostly moral. Factory farming is brutal and I’ve never loved the hypocrisy of my diet where I’m fine eating animals but probably wouldn’t be able to kill them myself. I could kill a fish and probably a chicken but there is no way I’d be able to kill a pig or a cow. Maybe it’s just as I get older, I want to try to do as little harm as possible to the environment and other species. (unless the species is orange and name rhymes with drump. Then I really don’t care, do you?)

The problem I’m having though is finding enough recipes to actually enjoy eating food without meat. This one is pretty good for a start. Especially given that it’s tomato season.