"sam, i read the story about you and Big Foot. how do you two get along?" this in from Sandra, Lincoln, Nebraska.
thanks Sandra, i don't think it's that strange that me and Squatch are buds. i think too many people stay in their comfort zones, writers only discussing life with other writers, doctors creating networks with other doctors, and we critters should learn to get along with different critters, excluding squirrels of course. (it is exactly why i don't want to follow squirrels that i follow them )
if we don't get out of those comfort zones, we'll surely stagnate, and our networks won't grow, and we won't get the perspective of other cultures, other ideas. i follow all kinds of people on twitter, and all kinds of species.
now there is a story of a deer that has been protecting a mother goose who chose to put herself into and lay her eggs in an urn in a cemetery in buffalo, new york. and the story ran on a local NBC station; who in my last blog post, i had to lecture about giving proper credit. so i give credit to Buffalo News NBC for this story.
i spoke to them. the deer understands the grief the momma goose is going through, and the goose is willing to forego her usual squawking. they murmur to each other in the still of the night, two lonely critters in a cemetery reminded of each other's pain, needing to cry and yet to carry on in the bleak agony of pain and loss; to show dignity in the worst of times, to live and need each other.
you see, the deer lost her spouse, and they know the other's loneliness, they know each other's lost love. they are spiritually connected beyond understanding.
so remember the deer and the goose: get out of your comfort zone, find something in common with someone you don't usually relate to, and broaden your horizons. remember, we need each other, and we critters need to protect all species, humans need to get along with all humans, even if they don't talk alike or look alike. Big Foot would be proud of ya!
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