Many of us feel alone even when surrounded, not because we are so but because we overlook a great deal of those who offer themselves to us as companions. Even when dwelling as an outcast within the social circles of humanity we are not alone. Leaving behind the synthetic world constructed with toxic materials and filled with artificial people, we can return to the natural world to dwell in different circles. Look beyond the distinctions of form—beyond the distinction of two-legged and four-legged, beyond fur, flesh and frond to see the coursing heart of one who is akin beside us. —L.M.