It wasn’t until Hoi An that I had the space and routine to walk everyday. In the fields I watched little calves trot up to their moms and get licky kisses, birds soar above in their little bird families. By the river, dogs would frolick alongside me, with happy wagging tails. There are these two geese that are inseparable and honk at me each morning, plus two love ducks that cuddle and watch the river together like an old couple.
All these animals and their natural behaviors awakened a sense of awe and childlike delight about animals I don’t often engage with in Canada. But it was also like I was really witnessing and observing animals in a way I haven’t before. There was some Hmmm here for sure!