Our bad manners towards nature have been unbelievable in the last decades. We came to believe that we were colossal creatures, who could control the elements and put them to our service. We thought that language and reason entitled us to bend all the rules and use the planet as a toy.
Well, what happened is that our giant, collective ego ended up smashing nature´s soul. We nearly destroyed our very source of life. But, and that´s one of the beauties of nature, when we least expect we get another chance to teach us to be more careful next time.
I was very happy to learn this afternoon that the Guará Wolf, the most endangered species in this region of Brazil, last seen in the wild in the 70´s, was spotted and photographed by biologist Leandro Pinto, just 200 miles from Passo Fundo, where I live. So what, you might say. Well, this is great news. We´ve learned our lesson, we´ll protect it now.
Here´s the fella:
(photo taken by Biologist Leandro Chisté Pinto)
Welcome back, brother wolf! Forgive our bad manners. We´ve changed, we´ll treat you better this time. Thank you, thank you so much for this second chance!