THERE IS PLEASURE IN LITTLE THINGS. There was something tiny moving across my path yesterday morning. I just happened to look down, fortunately, to spot what was an ant carrying something upon his back that was clearly of importance to him. Bending over and peering down, I could not tell what it was. Something to eat that he was carrying home to share? A kind of building block to fit into his underground home? He and I both moved on. He had a burden and I had a visit to pay up the street. I felt as if I had witnessed something important. “What is life?” asked the Native American Crowfoot. “It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” People are often too busy to notice these small wonders that are all around them, but they are as much a part of the web of life as a streetcar or a concrete structure. More, perhaps, as they are living things. So, keep your eyes open. We all need to be microphiles.
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