As a lover of our home the Earth and of all Nature with which we so cackhandedly co-exist, I do not place humanity at the centre of existence (as anthropocentrists do). Animals, all creatures and plants are my friends, brothers and sisters. I live with and learn from them on so many levels.
As an Artist of Rat parentage and Mouse heart, I consider the further animal world as my extended family.
Many is the time that a human companion has complained because I kept crossing the road to greet a cat, or when I ran from piñon bush to piñon bush in the New Mexican mountain desert to say hello to a rabbit, or walked with feral dogs, or was followed by a golden eagle flying a nerve-wracking metre above my head…
There are friends wherever you look if you can but slow down and remove yourself from the high-vibration buzz of humanity in the 21st Century.
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