8.9.05

Let's bee serious.

I saw a wasp today with only one wing. It looked pitiful; a walking wasp is an awkward thing. This one was walking around the perimeter of a garbage can. When it tried to fly off the side, it fell a few feet to the ground and kept walking. I thought about killing it to "put it out of...", but I decided to let it live. I don't think it was in any pain, but even if it was I wanted to give it at least a shot at living. It would be dead soon enough, regardless of whether I intervened or not, regardless really even of how many wings it had--no need to rush things. As I watched it walk away, it seemed less pitiful and more brave. Go wasp!
posted by Liar at 23:19