Daily Draw: Wisdom of the Four Winds ~ Kiore
This is the Polynesian Rat...I know, run screaming from the room. But wait, as with everything else in life, there's more, and much to be admired. If food is found, everyone is told. If some are too weak to swim, the strong form a raft upon which the tired or small can rest. Mothers often share a communal nest and nursing care.
I'm reminded by this card if we are open to lessons there is much to be learned from nature. Only the strong survive and pecking order are two terms foreign to ratlife. That alone lifts them above human stature in my eyes.
it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain,
hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy." ~ Ingrid Newkirk 1949-
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