Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I still think with regret about a certain spider I saw being sucked down the shower drain. He was sodden and crumpled, but two of his slender legs were reaching out, questing, seeking something solid to grab, and I tried to save him but it was too late. I also feel sympathy for a fly that has been buzzing up and down the hermetically sealed hallways of my office, looking in vain for the sky. This morning I found a ladybug on my sleeve and I wondered if she had come all the way from Oakland with me. I cupped her in the palm of my hand, took the elevator downstairs and crossed the street, where there is a Unitarian church and a Baptist church on opposite corners. After some thought I left the ladybug with the Unitarians, inside the petals of a rose bush.
Posted by Tai at 2:25 PM