Early morning. The boy is under the blanket, building worlds in Minecraft.
The cat is hanging out with his buddy.
I continue to be astounded by how affectionate, dependent, and attached two entirely different species – incapable of any meaningful communication – can be with each other.
Somehow we can live in harmony and love with our pets – despite our astounding biological differences – yet around the world, human beings of the same species struggle to treat each other with decency and basic humanity.
We see the differences in skin color or sexuality or religious belief as reasons for hatred, bigotry, and violence despite the fact that we are all of the same species.
Maybe if we simply spoke less and sat beside each other much more, things would be better.