The senseless slaughter of Cecil the lion has stolen our hearts. Tears are flowing for this loss of a majestic presence. It was hard for some of us to get our work done today. It has been a global time of grief.
His death resonates with us because we all know that at some point in our lives there had been a smartass smug Walter Palmer type who ripped out of us our sense of dignity. We didn't die physically. But the light inside us will never shine as brightly.
In one spiritual school of thought we learned that animals go directly to nirvana. They don't have to redo life over and over again as we humans until we get it right. Yeah, like the film "Groundhog Day." So, perhaps Cecil is in a much finer place. We can only hope that. We can also wonder what he perceives should be justice for Palmer. On that, Cecil is probably wiser than we humans are.