In case you've been wondering, I have not fallen off the face of the earth (even though the earth is round...at least that's what they tell me). But no, I have been out on a walking meditation, with a few of my friends. waving at titi and m.heart.
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As we walked mindfully through the labyrinth, trying not to get lost, it wasn't long before we were distracted by the intricately woven webs surrounding us. My inquisitive daughter blew softly inside the entrance, and out sprang this spider. It was quite territorial and uninviting so we decided it was probably a good time to walk on.
So we did.
So we did.
Inching along the ground, at top caterpillar speed, was this furry little friend. So I wouldn't scare him, I bent down as low as I could go, getting real up close and personal. I asked him in my softest voice, what's the rush little fella?, but he didn't answer. So we walked on.
My daughter decided to tuck this shy, little cricket in m.heart's waist for safe-keeping. You can barely see it, but believe me, it's in there. These are the things you must endure when your daughter loves bugs.
Yes, that's a teeny, tiny baby grasshopper getting ready to spring into action...but still nothing compared to her most treasured find of this summer...