Life is Like a Turtle

“Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause.” ~ Bruce Feiler

Some days, life seems to catch you off guard with how fast time flies. Other days you are just begging for it to hurry up and move on. I can’t believe that it’s already September. I barely feel like I had a summer! So much has happened in the world that I feel like my own life is at a stand still. I’m waiting for several things to come through or work themselves out, but I never seem to be “caught up” or just ready. I keep telling everyone this year is going to be a big year and I think so far it has been. I just hate being that idealist because no matter what, we never get as much done as we’d like to.

I don’t want life to hurry up at all, I’ve come to realize all those story books about time speeding up as you age, THEY ARE ALL TRUE. Life has flown by this year, at least on the Calender, while my day-to-day life at work has been increasingly dull I still try to make the most of every evening. Not as well as I should… I still get lost in video games and Bob’s Burgers or Southpark. BUT I do try.

I’m ready for another adventure and another trip far away. Distant mountains, rivers and oceans call to me! I can get as melodramatic about this as y’all want but I’ll hold myself back and exercise that famous self-control.

I just want life to stop with the turtlesque type deal. Lets get on to the travelesque type deal! I am a gemini after all. We thrive on adventure.

Also side note, we are thinking about getting a pet turtle!! They seem pretty chill and relatively easy to take care of, which is always a good thing in my book. Give me your vote on whether or not that sounds like a fantastic idea or a rather misguided ideal, if that makes sense.

Not my picture!

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. ~ James Bryant Conant

The Rotating Wheel of Existence

“Life is a full circle, widening until it joins the circle motions of the infinite.”― Anaïs Nin

Now, I am a big fan of animals. Horses and dogs are my favorite. I have been around them my whole life. I kind of like birds too, it just depends on the bird. The reason I am bringing up animals is because today… I witnessed the circle of life.

I arrived at work to find a huge moth on the floor (unfortunately I wasn’t awake enough to realize I should take a cool picture). At first I thought it was dead and so I was just going to scoop it up and move it to the garbage. However, as I was leaning over… it moved…

Since insects aren’t exactly my favorite creatures to touch I asked a coworker, who had just walked in, to kindly scoop it up and gently place it outside. He was nice enough to oblige. However, right after placing it by a bush near the sidewalk, it didn’t move! Not an inch! So we went back in and kind of observed the next part. Before the door even closed this bird hopped up to the moth and very rapidly stabbed it in the gut! I was momentarily horrified. It was such a sudden death I had no time to prepare myself. Makes me wonder what the rest of the day has in store for me if a moth can’t even survive.

However, I have come to terms with the fact that this is the Circle of Life (here is the link that y’all are looking for) and there is no stopping it. It’s the beauty of nature. One beast exists to feed the bigger beast. Nothing to do but appreciate the time we have and make the most of our short lives before the Circle of Life catches up with us.

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