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“I am still learning how to be a good creature. Though I try earnestly, I often fail. But I am having a great life trying – a life exploring this sweet green world – and returning to a world where I am blessed with a multispecies family offering me comfort and joy.

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“I wish I could go back in time and tell my young, anxious self that my dreams weren’t in vain and my sorrows weren’t permanent. I can’t do that, but I can do something better.

“I can tell you that teachers are all around to help you, with four legs, or two or eight or even none.

“Some have internal skeletons, and some have no skeleton. All you have to do is recognise them as teachers and be ready to hear their truths.” ~ Sy Montgomery.

From: How to be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

How to be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, author and scriptwriter who writes for children as well as adults. She is author of more than 20 books including The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, and How to be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals.

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Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

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