24 Hours

“The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will” – Chuck Palahniuk

In the last 24 hours we experienced a 4.4 earthquake – watched a historic, exciting Triple Crown winner – and our President flew to Singapore for a conference with NKO leader Kim Jong Un.

And then, in the 23rd hour I had the great fortune to meet Danielle. She was walking her pet Opossum on the trail. I had to stop and talk to her.

She was very open, quick with a warm smile, and engaging. Turns out she is a 2nd grade teacher in Tulsa as well as an animal rescuer. You guessed it – the opossum is a rescue.

You never know what you will learn from an encounter. Danielle informed me that:

Opossums don’t carry rabies.

They live about 3 years in captivity and less in the wild.

They eat tons of ticks every day.

And, they are wonderful pets.

So be nice to opossums. They are good guys.

We shook hands and continued on our separate paths. Danielle moved about 5 yards away and stopped. It was nice meeting you Bob she said.

Danielle – The pleasure was all mine.

God, I’m a lucky guy.

I think that my favorite animal is a baby possum, or a joey. The face of a really little joey is so divine – so, so gorgeous.” – Mem Fox

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