Saturday, January 20, 2007

A Lizard on a Leaf

They say it’s a jungle, a concrete jungle. When I think on that, they’re doing an injustice to the rain forest.

The towering trees and the canopies of the jungle make it dark and scary. The sound and traffic of the species would overwhelm me. I’d be lost in breath. I eaten by bugs long before some large predator got me, long before I was lured by a poisonous frog. The assault of the foreign and frightening would be more than my spirit could handle even with a guide beside me, even with the protection of a crowd.

Some days people scare me more.

That's when I go to the rain forest in my mind, to imagine the life of lizard on a leaf . . .
−me strauss Letting me be


dsnake1 said...

"to imagine the life of lizard on a leaf . . ."

that's lovely, Liz. :)

some said the rain forests are the lungs of the earth, supplying the oxygen for this world. yet it is being damaged.

i remember a sign at a nature reserve over here : Leave nothing behind. Take only photos. :)

ME Strauss said...

Lovely, Dsnake,
the lungs of the earth How I like that! I've seen the sign you speak over here too. It's a great philosophy about how we should deal nature in all places.