One of the ways I deal with all of the bleak news these days is to find inspiration in nature. I love watching the birds at our backyard feeder, and the squirrels never cease to fascinate (even as they annoy). Anyone who knows me well also knows how much I love turtles, for their persistence and pace, so counter to our frenetic, busy-for-the-sake-of-busyness lives.
So, when a video popped up in my Twitter feed about turtles joining together to calm and rescue a struggling turtle, it made my day. Here’s the Tweet. If you click on the blue play icon, you should be able to watch it. Or click on the Watch on Twitter button:
One thing Twitter has taught me is how smart and compassionate so many creatures on this planet are. 🐢 💙 pic.twitter.com/QWrjGXaALq
— TG (@TG22110) May 7, 2022
If turtles can intuitively band together to help another, flailing turtle to right itself, how much more can we humans accomplish together to care for each other? Think about it.
Image: Timothy Perry
Patricia Bizzell says
Fascinating! I had no idea that they could do this. Wonder why we humans have so much trouble with it.
By the way, my grandson is also drawn to turtles, I learned on a recent visit.
Evelyn Herwitz says
Truly. And yes, turtles fascinate if we’re willing to take the time with them.