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Jul 11, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Alison Krupnick

I didn't know I was gonna cry about an orchid mantis today but here I am.

This text is beautiful, thanks for writing it.

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Awwww, thank you!

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Great piece. Circling the circle of life.

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Jul 12, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Alison Krupnick

Such a lovely essay about the frailty of living things!

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Thank you!

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Jul 11, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Alison Krupnick

Such a wonderful contemplative essay--full of wisdom and poetic beauty.

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Jul 11, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Alison Krupnick

This was beautiful. I often find the natural world a great way to enter my own stories. A tortoise helped me write about my father's Alzheimer's, a range of shelled animals helped me examine the way I cloister and protect myself. If you haven't read The Sound if a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey I highly recommend it.

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Jul 11, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Alison Krupnick

Gorgeous writing. My mom has a permanent ostemy since colon cancer at age 54, so I sympathize. I also wrote a piece called “Funeral for a Stick Bug” that you might enjoy: https://humansandnature.org/funeral-for-a-stick-bug/

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Jul 11, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Alison Krupnick

Wonderful story about how you can find inspiration and solace in unexpected places if you are open-minded and curios. Thank you, Alison!

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Thank you! I’m grateful to Sari for giving this story a home.

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