Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Birds at the Breakfast Table
I am contemplating getting some real birds, but so far have done little to make that a reality. I feel the need to care for more animals, but don't want any creatures who will have any affection for me. I love the idea of providing the comforts of life to those who are basically unaware of my role. It gives me such pleasure to know that those in my care take it completely for granted, that the concept of need or want does not exist for them. Acknowledgment or even awareness of my role in their lives implies dependence and gratitude, which in turn makes my contribution selfishly prideful. I want them to expect and receive whatever they need without having to be grateful.
That idea doesn't apply to dogs. The responsibility of being loved is almost too much to bear.