Monday, August 18, 2003

Last night, I watched a bug crawl across my bedroom floor.

It was a surprisingly educational experience. It would clamber tenaciously over the uneven weave of the mayonnaise-colored rug for quite a few seconds, making steady progress. It wasn’t hurrying or frantic; it just kept moving.

Then it would stop for a few seconds, and take the lay of the land. Then it would continue on again.

It struck me that this was a remarkably sensible way to go about life. Work, steadily but not frantically. Stop occasionally to take the lay of the land.

And recognize that any moment you may get squashed.


And, incidentally, there’s a new poll. The last poll asked if you’d ever bought a photo online. Of the 7 respondents, nobody had bought a photo online. Telling.

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