In The Grove, two squirrels chase each other round the trunk of an oak. They are playing like children keeping perfectly still when out of sight of each other. One has its nose pointing up the other hangs vertically from its rear claws. There is an element of calculation in the game which I find fascinating.
Of the many topics of small talk which people in service industries are told to introduce when dealing with customers, the best yet comes from a young man in the building society. "Are you doing anything else to day?" A question which begs a lot of questions. It beats by far others which I have noted before such as: "Are you doing anything interesting thing afternoon?"