I took a lot of pleasure clearing away debris, invasive growth, and even valued perennials to clear the paths to the five gates in our fence. It was blissful contrast to being a helper to difficult, negative, oppositional people. No criticism! No finessing every little choice! Unilateral decisions! It was also a pleasure to make such satisfying improvements without spending a dime. As I dusted off and repositioned the two gate keeping turtles, I thought “now it’s time to attract a totem who represents speed and decisive action (lion? hawk?)”.