I’ve had this little squirrel tail for awhile. It came from the very first animal I skinned. A pretty little squirrel, found freshly hit on the road…I remember feeling such sadness, holding her still warm body in my hands. I sat there in the cold, and the fading light… wondering if I could even touch a blade to her flawless little body. I had to. I had to learn to skin, because there are so many animals like her that have their life taken too soon, and deserve to “live on” in a sense. To be remembered, to be appreciated.
This squirrel was a special animal to me, she taught me so much. I feel like it it time to make something lovely from this tail. Something I can wear, and be reminded of how amazing and precious each life is, creature big or small.