I’ve always been a little cuckoo about animals—even worms, who are lowly, but amazingly useful. They aerate the soil in our gardens and are good fish bait. As I see it, all living things exist in a perfectly integrated web, as long as we—the humans—don’t screw it up.
Have you ever had one of those days when you said, “Phew! At least not all of my parts are broken.” That’s how I felt this morning after about 90 minutes of weeding and planting, all on my knees. They still allow me to kneel and work, although other body parts are threatening to resign.