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

Have Sign Will Travel…

Last year I did a post…Why Did the Cow Cross the Road…which was prompted by a sign alongside a country road…well…it was a clever post…if I do say so myself…and…I thought…that was that…

Wrong…

I happened down that road again recently…only to find…the sign…on…the other side of the road…

Now…apparently…not only do the cows cross the road…not that I’ve ever seen any cross…but…so does the sign…

The sign was somewhat of a mystery the first time I saw it…I couldn’t understand the purpose of it…couldn’t see the cows that were supposedly crossing…but…now…this certainly didn’t make sense…why move the sign to the other side of the road…AKA…facing in the opposite direction…if a sign is needed…isn’t it needed on both sides…

Bertha…says…that I’m wasting my energy…trying to figure out things that really aren’t important to my life…or…as…she really said…aren’t any of my business…don’t really affect me at all…won’t pay the bills…

And…her list goes on and on…she’s right of course…but…still…really…I just can’t help but wonder…why did they do that…

Jane