I couldn't believe my eyes when I went to VMC Kaukapakapa for a retreat and never seen so many possums in all my life. Not only that, given the friendly environment, they were as bold as brass.
Chris, one question my dear friend...
Does it snow??
If not, then its not cold!
As for Tasmanians, i think they must be related to banana benders because I think they're just as soft. Its positively t-shirt weather down here and these people wander around rugged up complaining of the 'cold'.
Chris, I hear what you are saying with regards to your concern regarding the possum. However, it is a wild animal that lives outdoors. It'll be ok. Trust me!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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