not responded to? Well, this goes back on the top.
STRENGTH - I liked how you described there were two consequences, landing on front or back. Reminds me of "only the strong survive" and "watch your back". Well, if those rodents would only come out for cheese once in a while. That's strength = courage.
SURVIVE - Having a positive attitude is a good perspective for survival. I could visualize my swim coach as she quoth, "Smile! Good attitudes count!"
SURFACE SPEECH - I could almost believe the same morale lies within me, that pain goes before happiness. I admire your wise words, and this has some subliminal messages. I could never approve of an ignorant face. Never!
Now that you've said something, I appreciate the words! Great meaning to be found. I really look forward to reading more!