• [Insects] are not only cold-blooded, and green- and yellow-blooded, but are also cased in a clacking horn. They have rigid eyes and brains strung down their backs. But they make up the bulk of our comrades-at-life, so I look to them for a glimmer of companionship.

    Annie Dillard (2011). “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek”, p.65, Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd