"We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us." ~Albert Einstein
It poured last night, and the first thing I thought of when I woke up was the nest. I checked on the birds, and the mother is with her babies. It amazes me how she could rest on them without crushing them, but that's the beauty of nature. So much cannot be explained, no matter how hard anyone tries to dissect it.
My daughter and I love to take walks around the local pond during this time of year. I wish I had brought my camera yesterday, because there was the cutest family of geese. One of the goslings had wandered away from the pack, and was eagerly searching for its family members. There was a goose nearby, but somehow it knew it wasn't its mom or dad. Amazing, Huh?
Well, when we came back around, the gosling had found its family and everything was okay. I was relieved.
I started to think about how animals and people aren't so different after all, and how much we can learn just by observing animals. Just think about how much respect Native Americans have for them, and what prominent figures they are in Chinese culture and storytelling.
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat and interact with animals, don't you think? And you can also tell a lot about animals by the way they treat each other and the humans they encounter. So, I thought I'd share an interesting article that came into my inbox (from Daily Good) this morning. It's called The Emotional Lives of Animals. I hope you enjoy it.
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright