Tuesday, September 4, 2012

my otter story

On Sunday, just a couple days ago, I took my child to the zoo. It was a ridiculously hot day, and most of the animals were napping in the shade or pools of water. A few of the more desert-inclined animals were moving around, but one animal was especially active: an African Spotted Necked Otter was playing in the water, looking for all the world as though he were having the time of his life. He had a log-shaped slide (it was actually quite a good replica of a hollowed-out log) and would climb up inside it, slide back into the water, barrel roll across his pond and come back and do it again. His companion, another otter, was dozing in a shady spot on land, but he was clearly enjoying being.

I felt a connection like a message being sent.

Life is what it is; revel in it, learn from it, don't let it get you down. Be.

Point taken.

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