I woke up this morning to squirrels at their busiest and most destructive. Climbing the poles to get at the bird feeders, though there’s plenty of peanuts on the patio. Where their compadres are busy chasing away the blue jays and cardinals. Squirrels have already been digging in the new celosia flat I just bought to brighten up / fill up the raised bed.
Squirrels’ greediness is their worst trait. Their rabid fear that unless they have everything, they won’t have enough. And there’s the tea party analogy. Operating totally out of fear, and not out of love. Paranoia instead of trust.
And what is the spiritual truth we all learn eventually? What you expect to see is what you get. If everything is looked at through the prism of not enough, then no amount of wealth, or potato chips, or clothes and cars will be enough.
That becomes a problem in the garden when squirrels destroy other food to get theirs, when they tear up plants which then don’t get to produce more good food. And right now, it looks like tea partiers are so afraid of government they will destroy the faith and credit of the United States to get rid of it.
Which means, of course, their blind fear would also destroy their country. And mine. Ugh.