Late last night, I heard Squirrel running in the woods. She was under Oak tree. I was struck by her being out so late. Then it occurred to me that I had been making assumptions about Squirrel. Why shouldn't she be out at night? I was. Why had I assumed she would be awake during the day and sleep only at night? I wondered what else I might be missing as a result of my curiosity being stunted by assumptions.

Today, I will be paying attention to the effects of assumptions, and what they might keep me from seeing.