Inherit the Earth

May 8, 2013

I saw and contemplated a toad in the woods yesterday. I am incapable of passing by living things. “It’s just a toad; just a sparrow.” Really? I also saw a red fox. More special?

Try (and we are) exterminating one species and suffer the consequences. A pileated woodpecker flew just over my head and landed on the side of an oak tree, not ten feet away. We looked at each other for over a minute. Interwoven, interconnected, joined. One living planet.

One species of human left, five thousand species of ants. Who will inherit the earth?

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