I saw a quote today about the desire to be well informed and the desire to be sane being currently at odds with one another. With every piece of news I read today I couldn't help but fixate on the idea of humankind's capacity to harm. Harm each other, harm the environment, society, themselves...a seemingly endless list. It's overwhelmingly disappointing and just so sad.
Like many people, I'm working on my personal plan for how to effect positive change in the world; how to survive and, with hope, thrive in these times. Meanwhile I'm taking comfort from our animal companions and livestock around us here on the farm. Therapy I don't have to pay for but that does require a varying level of care and feeding. Today I lingered a little longer during chores and work breaks to capture a day in the life of these creatures that bring me a level of sanity when bad news piles on top of more bad news. I'm sharing in case others might get some comfort from these characters too.