Resolving the Post-Modern dilemna will involve breaking free from the duality of a black and white universe---accepting grays and off-color whites and all shades in between is a more realistic zeitgeist. Then there is the issue of re-enchanting our world (returning to nature). This photo may not specifically be Post-Modern or beyond---but I love thes kind of photos.
Polar bears rarely live beyond 25 years. The oldest wild bears on record died at age 32, whereas the oldest captive was a female who died in 1991, age 43. In the wild, old polar bears eventually become too weak to catch food, and gradually starve to death. Polar bears injured in fights or accidents may either die from their injuries or become unable to hunt effectively, leading to starvation.
“The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe… All is registered in the ‘boundless heart’ of the bodhisattva. Through our deepest and innermost reponses to our world – to hunger and torture and the threat of annihilation – we touch that boundless heart.” ~~Joanna Macy