Still Learning To See

And Sea Otters

Amazing creatures! The temptation is to anthropomorphize them but humans wouldn’t live so well in the conditions these animals seem to love.

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3 thoughts on “And Sea Otters

  1. Julia on said:

    These are such great animals–perfect example of fitting their “niche in Nature” 🙂 I like what you say about NOT anthropomorphizing them, or indeed ANY of our fellow travelers on this planet. I love this quotation:

    “In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.”

    Henry Beston
    THE OUTERMOST HOUSE

  2. It has been 40 years since I read that book.Thank you for connecting me back into it and this marvelous piece of truth.

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