Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Where have all the bugs gone? 

Not that I mind the lack of swishing tails and stomping feet or the drone and bite of them.

The flowers this year were astounding. Tumbling, fragrant, piles of eager stamens and fluttering pistils (or is it the other way around, I can't ever remember) sending out Tweet after Tweet of come to me pollinators.  They'd put out more the less bugs there are since that is the way of things.  The less we have the more we desire.  Lack in nature creates abundance.

Maybe they have disappeared to remind us of how important the invisible, little things are- the kiss at bedtime, proper grammar, spice, letting someone go ahead of you, a smile.

Hopefully the loss of bugs will bring out the beauty in humanity in much the same way it has brought out the bounty in nature.

Have a care where you tread.  A life lives on life.

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