otter love

I love otters.

I’m a natural correspondent and love to write long, responsive letters. But the idea of writing regularly, to you-know-not-who in a blog feels weird to me.   But I’m trying it.

In the spirit of self-revelation, I’m sharing something very dear to my heart – my love of river otters and otters in general. Otters are intelligent, playful, resourceful, affectionate, determined, strong, agile in the water, and beautiful.  A 160-lb man cannot easily wrestle down a 16-lb otter.  They have no natural enemies except man, and they voraciously and joyfully eat anything that tastes good to them. In Native American totem medicine, Otters represent good mothers and the feminine.  I identify with all that.

My website, book, and articles are full of information about emotional energy held in the body; ways to release that stuck energy; encouragement to care of your body, and that kind of thing. I imagine this blog will have more of the fun and silly stuff I like to share. I’m sure it will evolve.

Here’s a joke:

Moving Testimony

Three buddies die in a car crash, and they go to heaven.There, they are all asked, “When you are in your casket and friends and family are mourning, what would you like to hear them say about you?”

The first guy says, “I would like to hear them say that I was a great doctor of my time, and a great family man.”

The second guy says, “I would like to hear that I was a wonderful husband and school teacher who made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow.”

The last guy replies, “I would like to hear them say, “Look! He’s moving!”

And here’s a video that will inspire you:

How Wolves Change Rivers