|Don't be left out in the cold!|
The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they could cover and protect themselves.
But the quills of each one jabbed and wounded their closest companions.
After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen.
So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.
Wisely, they decided to go back to being together.
They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the warmth that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.
Photo by Pat Kavanaugh