I’m grateful for the critters in my life, from our ravaging raccoon garden invader to my indoor menagerie (two cats and a water turtle). They are alive, relentlessly themselves, intelligent, alien neighbors.

They show me my humanness, and I love the grace and attention they demand from me. They slow me down and pull me off my egocentric races to wherever by reminding me how big and beautiful a world there is outside myself.

Photo by Penina S. Finger

Photo by Penina S. Finger
This little guy utterly destroyed my camellia plant.

Photo by Penina S. Finger
Samus and me.

 

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