You learn to pay attention
“When you are where wild bears live, you learn to pay attention to the rhythm of the land and yourself. Bears not only make the habitat rich, they enrich us just by being.” ― Linda Jo Hunter
If I lived where my brother lives, I would certainly pay a lot of attention when I ventured out of the house. I’d hate to surprise a bear, though I’d love to see one from a safe distance.
Watching the video embedded below, I realized why toy teddy bears became such a fixture of childhood. The baby bear in the video is so playfully lovable that it would be hard not to want to get close…but with Mama Bear probably close by, that wouldn’t be a safe idea.
Our world is made rich by all sorts of animals, and paying attention to them can bring entertainment, joy and even wisdom. What animals enrich your habitat?
One year ago today: