I believe the definition of cohabit is not comprehensive and should not begin by describing the cohabitation of only two people since the word encompasses so much more than a simple household arrangement between two consenting adults, though the two people may not think it so simple. There are graduated levels of cohabitation including the entire globe and ranging down to a small enclosure of chickens; cohabitation includes the coexistence of animals as well as that of humans. The definition should not stop there since we humans do share our living spaces with animals and a case could be made that animals have always shared, or had to share, their living spaces with us. These instances are as valid as the legalese used to define the word in human cases, though perhaps those non-humans we share with should seek legal recourse at times. We assume that other species agree to cohabit with us, or at least will not complain or become a ‘nuisance.’ We, however, cannot seem to learn to cohabit with or to accommodate humans in our own villages, towns, and cities. We could do worse than observe and study ‘wild’ life in our urban settings and take some lessons from the accommodations they make every day. accommodation does not have to mean giving in or giving up on your principles and your preferences, it means taking the time to look around you and see whether you are standing on someone else’s foot. To elevate one’s awareness so that a single, small space doesn’t become the only home you know, so you won’t go to absurd lengths to ostensibly protect your very own space, is an effort that can be immensely rewarding. You may find many places to call home or to provide a bit of home-ness when the need arises, and within those spaces you may find friends of all kinds. Since we already cohabit with any number of people and other species, can’t we do so with grace?