This is re-posted from today’s SQUIRRELOSOPHY.

ants and seeing and bob the squirrel

Ants may not even care what we look like. They have a job to do. They have problems to solve and colonies to build. It’s all about perspective.

Slowly but almost surely the staff at Bob the Squirrel are getting back into the swing of things. The last ten days have run the whole spectrum of emotions and dispositions: sadness, depression, defiance, determination, etc. Losing our 60+ year old tree to the July 8th storm was hard. Thankfully, no one was hurt and everything can be fixed… fixed to the point of being better than it was.

We were feeling down at the time. Anyone would. We’re faced with a situation we’ve never faced before and we automatically assume it’ll never be resolved. I think we’re allowed to have a bummed out moment. But just a moment. Feeling perpetually down doesn’t get things put back up. As Astronaut Wally Schirra once said (in talking about the loss of the Apollo 1 crew): “You’re sad, you mourn the loss. But you don’t wear the balck armband forever.” I’m not suggesting that losing a fence and tree is comparable to the loss of human lives, but the sentiment about resolve, about respect, and moving on to solve a problem is the same.

A lot of good has come out of a not-so-good situation. When that tree tore down our fence, it opened us up more to the neighborhood. We’ve been talking more with neighbors and have found friends we never knew we had.

I’m sure that when Frank puts that fence back up, we won’t be as shut off as we once were. That’s a good thing.


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