When City Mice Visit

When City Mice Visit

Mama used to read Country Mouse, City Mouse to me and my brother when we were kids. That’s the fable about the country mouse who visits the city mouse and becomes so scared by the threats in the city that the country mouse returns home, never to explore anything outside of its house again.

While I didn’t (and don’t) fear city situations, as a child I easily identified as the country mouse. Unabashedly prideful, I claimed my frog-in-the-pocket, earthworm-digging-up country mouse position. In contrast, when Uncle, Aunt, and Cousin visited from their far-away, cosmopolitan life, they represented my city mice family. Their rare visits promised all things new and exciting. Continue Reading…