…my father told me about a family of
squirrels that lived on the plateau.
He said that one day
the canyon split.
Half the squirrels were
on the north rim…
…and the other half
on the south.
Over time, the two families
Each one adjusted
to their environment.
The ones to the north are dark,
bushy-tailed, and have bigger ears.
The ones to the south are leaner,
meaner and much prettier.
Even though they look different
and they act different…
…they are the exact same squirrel.
They just grew up
on different sides.
-Isabelle Fuentes, Fools Rush In
(I always found this story magical)