Tuesday, February 01, 2005
I am always fascinated by the symbiotic relationships that exist in nature. Something about those little birds perched atop those great hulking, moving mountains... I wonder if they "greet" one another. The bird arrives and says something sort of like, "Morning! Just going to be up here picking ticks and other parasites off for a while. Just give a holler if any areas need my particular attention!" In return, they live in relative safety--unmolested by other animals. I guess it's kind of like the nerdy kid who lives under the protection of the school bully in return for letting him copy his homework. Symbiosis. What a concept!