Shrimp are widespread and abundant throughout the oceans of the world. They can lead a solitary existence or travel in schools, and they exist at the low end of the food chain. “Shrimp” is an insult, one half of a oxymoronic mouthful. You can’t think shrimp without cocktail, exactly half of a perfect combination. Meditate on what it means to be small, but not at all insignificant; integral, actually, to the larger ecosystem. The shrimp charm proffers humility and reminds us of the essential power of the collective; that we should spend more time serving others instead of ourselves. Allow yourself to be swallowed up by whales. Let go of your ego. The shrimp is a mascot for those who want perspective.