December 3rd, 2002

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some of you might remember this post from a couple of years ago. it was cross-posted to both my journals. i know necrobabe remembers the incident, as she was the girlfriend mentioned. what i am posting about now is the grasshopper. in all the years since, i have never seen one like it. i even began to doubt my memory of it. on my hike yesterday, about halfway up the canyon, i found one. it was very recently dead. we thought it might just be cold, but 8 hours later, it was still where we had left it. somehow i knew it was wrong to bring it out with me, but i took this inadequate picture. (oh, for vyoma's lens).



its face was ringed by orange and yellow. its hind legs ribbed with yellow. its wings were a lacy, irridescent green over blue and magenta. its belly was silver. this one was only about as big as my thumb, but definitely the same species as the one i saw at my gallery.

i love to attach meaning to happenings like this. it seems full of some kind of portent, some magic carried across the years. i don't know exactly what it is telling me, but i think it is good.
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buddy sez:

woof! dave made a new fence that gives me a whole lot more yard! i'm going to have to eat twice as much to keep it all covered in poop! i have to do a lot more barking now, too, so people, dogs, and CATS know it's mine! WOOF!

ps. a bunny moved in next door. he hops funny cause someone dropped him on his head when he was little. when he first got here, i barked a lot, but he didn't pay attention so i got bored and now i hardly notice him.