Sue,

Thank you so much for reading, but more importantly, thank you so much for sharing. I just spent 1 hour reading your post and my life feels richer for it. Bringing your experiences and stories and life lessons into my mind felt like being taken on a journey into another world.

I was at the Brevard Zoo earlier today in Florida feeding lorikeets and one sat on my shoulder, not interested in food, but instead kept pecking at my cheek as if to give me a kiss and occasionally screeching something loud in my ear. It’s a deeply connecting thing to relate with other creatures on a level that transcends physical forms (something the virtual world helps all us humans get closer at tapping into).