Each and every day seems to bring me face to face with yet another atrocity perpetrated on an innocent life and I'm sure you can understand how easy it would be to become discouraged and to question if we've progressed as a species at all. Fortunately, each and every day also brings me face to face with just how much difference a simple act of kindness can make in a once-tortured life.
When I look into Poco's eyes, I now see an interested, engaged, and wholly alive being. From a life of boredom and rage in a small cage to a large outdoor enclosure replete with grass, sun, sky, and, best of all, other monkeys, this has been a healing journey for her. And, it has been instructional and inspirational for all of us, too, in ways we may never fully realize.
Chongo, Mississippi Mac, Tweak, Tamae, Freeman, Sissy, Sassy, Alice, Mongo, Gilbert, Justin, Amiya, India, Zach, and so many more all have a more fulfilling life now. And, they have that new life because somewhere, at some time, someone was brave enough to care.