Hungry Hungry Urchins

August 10, 2019

Monterey, California

Urchins don't get a lot of love.

When we look at them we see a spiky, faceless alien. We see a purple horde swarming without a trace of thought. We see an ugly invertebrate that's anything but cute and cuddly, epic and inspiring.

We see a species that overpopulates and sprawls, selfishly devouring the environment in its insatiable hunger, undeterred by the wavering balance that supports it and the life forms with which it shares this world.

And maybe when we look at them, we see more of ourselves than we'd like to admit.

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