…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

became different.

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)