Central Park Turtle performing the pencil pose.
The photographer writes: Here another practitioner demonstrates a position hitherto unknown to me. I bet you never saw it either. I will call it, appropriately enough, the Pencil Pose. The strategic placement of the yellow number two pencil is seemingly crucial to the performance of this pose though its precise purpose eludes me. If nothing else the yellow color brings a warmth to the visual enjoyment of the performance but otherwise it is mysterious to me. Perhaps that’s because I’m only a Turtle Yoga novice? I know I’m opening the proverbial can of worms but do any of you Parrot Pals care to speculate on pencils purpose? Keep it clean and use twenty-five words or less. Until then: remember to breathe and don’t strain.