A Mosquito Named David…


Late yesterday afternoon…I thought I’d sit outside…and read…it was that perfect time of day…the temperature had cooled just a bit…and with the porch fan…it was really quite pleasant…the book I was reading was interesting…The Involvement of Emerson…by G. Mitchell Baker…and it had my full attention…

Until…I felt something on my left calf…

Mosquito…

I swatted at it and missed…I asked it nicely to just leave me alone…it didn’t…so…reluctantly…after several mis-swats…and a few leg shakes…I returned…inside…to the contemplation chair to continue my read…

Bertha…had quite a snicker about it…the mosquito was tiny…I don’t even have anything precise enough to measure it…and…I weighed…a hundred…and…well…I weighed a whole lot more than the mosquito…

In fact…we were even more mismatched than…David and Goliath…but…just like…David…the mosquito took me down…

Of course…she said that the situation reminded her of my life…doesn’t everything…because…according to…Bertha…I don’t have to be the most powerful…the richest…the best educated…to succeed…

I just need to be like the mosquito…with a single focus…not easily swatted away…not deterred by the first…or even third attempt…until…I…reach the goal…

Hmmm…I think she’s on to something…

Jane

8 thoughts on “A Mosquito Named David…

  1. As the Author of ‘The Involvement of Emerson’ I’m glad you find the read ‘interesting’ … and grateful you didn’t use the book to assassinate the mosquito … As it stands ‘Jane 0 Mosquito 1’ with the potential for my book to be used as a weapon of choice … OR … Will Jane maintain her single focus…not easily distracted … not deterred by the first…or even third attempt by the mosquito to distract her attention from ‘The Involvement of Emerson’ … until … She reaches her goal of finishing this read… 😉 Cheers Jane :-) And Thank You for reading my books … It is a privilege write a book and have it distributed to the world … It is an honor to hear back from readers who enjoy one’s work … :-) Have a Great -Mosquito Free – Day …!

    • Thanks for visiting…Mitch…Emerson is indeed interesting and if not for the mosquito I would probably still be there reading. As for using it for a weapon…since it’s on my Kindle…not a chance…if it were a paperback…well that’s a whole ‘nother story! I’m about half way through at this point but since it’s definitely an attention grabber…won’t be long before I’m finished.

    • Exactly!!!!!! The mosquitos and I do share our love for early morning and late afternoons on my porch. Hope you are enjoying your outdoor time this summer.

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