- May 24, 2014
I had just put another log on the fire. I noticed, on the near side, two little ants running around in a circle, seemingly trying to find an way to escape the increasing heat and the fire that was beginning to engulf the far side of the log. I found a small scrap of cardboard nearby and touched it to the wood at a point near them. I did this, not because I felt that ants might be sentient, but because I felt a bit of empathy with their plight. They came up to the cardboard, touched and perhaps tasted it, but then to my disappointment turned away and went their own separate ways. At that point I began to feel my glove heating up and had to turn away.
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