Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Two Lifestyles

Take two lifestyles, my own and any squirrel's

and in a nutshell, state your preference.

About these ads

Be as objective as you can: My quarrel's

not with you, if you, in deference

to nature and ecology prefer

the squirrel's stark simplicity. His tastes

are Spartan. Mine are more complex. I veer

well to the side of luxury and waste.

What, for example, does a squirrel need?

About these ads

A tight-knit nest of leaves, a mate, a pelt

of glossy fur, an oak tree gone to seed,

wind, sun, and rain. His wants are quickly spelt.

My needs stretch on.... No list would be complete.

The squirrel wins hands down. I won't compete.

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.