My favorite part of the Pet Expo was a booth called the "Reptile Rainforest." This spot featured giant frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes, tarantulas, glow-in-the-dark scorpions, and even a very rare albino alligator. This white gator named "Creole" is one of only 30 in the entire world.
To finish off my Sunday afternoon, I headed over to the Walt Whitman Birthplace for the second engagement in the "Walking with Whitman" series. This was a very well-attended event that featured poets Brendan Constantine, Daniela Gioseffi, and Quincy Troupe (accompanied by guitarist Kelvyn Bell who played some excellent jazz and blues). I'll conclude this post with the best quote of the day. It came from Mr. Constantine, who said, "I told my father, 'When I grow up I want to be a poet.' He replied, 'You can't have it both ways.'"
'Love the Lord your God
with all your heart
and with all your soul
and with all your mind.'"