Thursday, September 10, 2020


 How tiny some of them are!

I know whales and elephants and rhinos are much larger than we humans.

But not to the degree that we are to some--most--insects.

I saw a moth outside a few minutes ago that was as small as the white on my thumb.

I make a point not to kill insects--except flies.

But the other day, when I was on the deck reading, a tiny bug, no bigger than a pencil dot, was on my book. I blew it off, but realized it was on the arm of my Adirondack chair and when I put my book down, I killed it.

I felt awful.

I didn't intend to do that.

Tiny things need to be protected and honored--except flies.

I broke my vow to leave them whole.

And who knows how many ants I kill just walking to my car?

We must share the planet with tiny creatures.

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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.