Striped Skunk

Striped SkunkMaintaining Boundaries

illustration of striped skunk by Ravenari

‘When most people think of me, they think of my stripes and my ability to deter people immediately, but I am so much more than this. Not only am I one of the best beings at maintaining my boundaries, I am also soft and sweet if you get to know me. I understand the secrets in the woodland and forests, and I know the safe places to go when you are too tired to be strident. I know how to signal my strengths to others while sheltering my weaknesses, and I will protect you and teach you to protect yourself, but I will also teach you to preserve your softness, your sweetness, your secrets in the undergrowth.’