All Living Things are Kindred
All men are brothers, we like to say, half-wishing sometimes in secret it were not true. But perhaps it is true. And is the evolutionary line from protozoan to Spinoza any less certain? That also may be true. We are obligated, therefore, to spread the news, painful and bitter though it may be for some to hear, that all living things are kindred.
Ed Abbey- Chapter- “Serpents of Paradise- Desert Solitaire.