To any other creature, a sudden downpour might have felt like an inconvenience, soaking through substance and washing hard work away. Such a thing caused chaos, disruption - inefficiency in the eyes of those who could not stand an unexpected call to adapt. Those creatures fell foul of change; they would not last long in the wider world.
This one, however, welcomes surprises. It keeps life interesting, they explain,
entertained and inoffended at the repeat question. "How can you live like that?" Others ask, bewildered. This one smiles and continues on their way.
They have an important date to keep, one not so easily swayed by little setbacks. Mother Nature will not wait for them to be ready; they must be there on time. As must all the others, they muse, as a little satchel bounces at their side. They're lucky it's waterproof.
Several hours pass as their journey snakes along the landscape, weariness a memory as they forge on, unperturbed. Once they reach their destination, they leave one