You take care of your offspring so eloquently. They suckle on you for what seems like hours, but you will lay next to them and provide comfort. They are giving but in an almost unrecognizable way. You are giving in a way that reminds me we are one. We are one community that must look after one another. You are a dog and we think of your mothering skills as that of superior.
One day, your puppies will grow older. You will love them, you will feed them.
But you may lose interest like the litter you had before.
You are a light in a puddle of busy work. You are a mother caring like the animal I considered you to be. You are droplet who has spread her wings to provide life to the ones who never chose life.
Quite possibly the most challenging aspect of life hurdles from our deterioration. We’ve failed to see our food as medicine. We’ve failed to care for our elders. We’ve failed to see that we must care for one another.
We deteriorate quickly because we move too fast. We are quick to move, scramble and think about what’s ahead.
We’ve failed. Everyone deserves wellness. We are no elite. I stand in line at the natural grocers and think about how I am in the ‘fortunate class’. It is not fair that I can buy organic kale while there are those who do not know what kale is or its healing powers.
Is it fair that we’ve let our society deteriorate? No.
It is like this leaf that has curled up into a lifeless leaf. There might be a sliver of light left in its coils. But it’s mostly gone and mostly ready for another cycle of life.
How did we let it get this way?