To see that such beautiful, enchanting creatures live/d among us has got to take your breath away for a few moments. If not, perhaps it’s time to slow down a bit and pay more attention — to the non-human life around us, to their awe-inspiring presence, to their strong yet fragile existence.
There will be points in time, in our search for our life’s big ikigai, that we will feel utterly lost, almost hopeless, and we may start questioning everything.
During such times, find a place to rest, and rest.
A life lesson or two: 1) When you’re in the middle of a crappy mess, remember to look up — there might be something wonderful or magical right up there, and 2) There’s almost always a reason if crap is accumulating somewhere.