Bitter Insignificance- updated

There was a sad lone love bug stuck in my classroom friday. I tried to catch him to send him back on his way outside. But, no such luck.

What a tragic life for this poor little animal.

A love bug only lives for up to four days and they spend almost the entire time mating.

I couldn’t help, but wonder if this bug had gotten to mate at all, or would he die alone in my little room?

Did he know his life was so tragic, or was he simply flying along not knowing what was coming?

It leads me to wonder if someone is watching all of us with the same tragic thoughts.

Watching us as we tragically attempt to control every last piece of our lives. Desperately wanting to make a change. Tragically changing nothing, only destined to repeat the mistakes of the past.

How silly we all must seem.


updated 8/27

I have to add this to my love bug story. Even if it only slightly fits.

-Today I had to sit in a swarm of love bugs at work. They were all flying around me mating. And two things occurred to me. One, how cool would it be to mate and fly at the same time. And two, I was standing in the middle of a giant orgy. Check that one of my bucket list!


20 thoughts on “Bitter Insignificance- updated

  1. Yeah, I feel that way too. I have recently been writing a quartet of works from the perspective of sun, water, wind, and rock. It’s interesting how egotisical and lost we are as humans. I think we all are a little to blame for it.

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  3. The love bugs do that to assure that coitus with themselves (the males) is absolute and to prevent her from going “floozy” on him with another afterward. Some bugs actually break it off inside of her (yes, they die without it) so that the hole is, uh, plugged. Walking sticks will mate on-and-off (with the same mate, no less) for weeks upon end.

    Now do you see why I think insects are interesting? They are also the best sex educators for kids. LOL

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