I feel sorry for tortoise. All the other creatures have taken to the air, even snake, and how wonderful it is to soar. But tortoise can only look on longingly.
But I have a feeling tortoise will be back, and who knows, perhaps wings are in his future.
But raising my own children in a very non-poisonous environment, they were free to get up close and personal with all sorts of creepies, the beauty of which of course they wanted to share (close and personal) with mummy. Thus I’ve learned the beauty in bug-kind from my children.