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Creatures touch edges and tread in each other’s traces: shed hair, trails of mucus, shattered claws, secretions, scat, and scabs. We live in the debris of many kinds, amongst their lively textures, sounds, and scents. So, let yourself brush a rain-wet pelt; let another type of tongue taste your skin; listen for the sink of pond-dwellers who sensed you first; find the feel and form of animal bodies in the world around you. We are never ourselves without these others.

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