PEPPER POSSUM PART 2

I came to yet another crossroads in my life recently (They seem to be coming frequently these days…), and made some decisions. I made the decisions slowly and very thoughtfully, trying to listen to my deepest instincts. Let me back up just a bit. These past few years, my memory and my ability to plan,…

PEPPER POSSUM PART 1

I thought she was a Siamese kitten, rolling around and playing in the leaves behind my house. I thought, “Hmmm, who has a new kitty?” But then, in the dappled forest light, she morphed suddenly into her true self: Not a kitten but a possum. Not just a possum, but a small, female possum with…

Possum

The three opossum orphans were soft as chick down. Each was about the length of my finger, if you didn’t count their pink, snake-like tails. They all had that dazed, faraway look on their slender faces—that look that all of us get when our lives have been suddenly, violently altered. These three babies were in…