Friday, May 3, 2013

My preferred boon--or rather, bun--companions

Benjamin and Cinnamon
Today is one of those days in which I feel such deep gratitude for having rabbits as my companions and such despair for the human race. Unlike many people in this world, rabbits are not petty or selfish or spiteful or revengeful. They do not lie and are never hostile.  They do not try to make others miserable, indeed they bring joy and love to their human friends and expect nothing in return, unlike human relationships, where there always seems to be an expected quid pro quo, no matter how much we try to convince ourselves that we truly love the other person more than we love ourselves.  I so much prefer the company of rabbits to that of quite a few people I have encountered during my time on earth in this life.

As a species, we have a long way to go to be worthy of the other creatures on this planet and the planet itself. We are deeply flawed and can learn so much
from the animals we treasure in our lives, as long as we pay attention.  To ignore all that they teach, we do so at our own peril.