Thursday’s Rune: Letter to Grasshopper


Dear Grasshopper,

I’ve noticed that you seem busy doing nothing but lazily hopping about. You look brown. You were green. It’s past mid-October. I assume you’ll be leaving us soon if you’re not already gone. But why now? Your end nears, but y’all been jumping all around for months.

Alas, your hop seems to have lost a foot or two. And your wings look stiff. Summer’s done, and I’d say you may be too. Do you know that? Does it bother you? Any day now you’ll be sidewalk ant food.

Soon there will be none of you. Then, like magic, Spring will bring you back to life in swarms. Like hungry chewing herbivorous flying insects, you’ll eat and reproduce again as you’ve done for 250 million years, a perpetual plague.

And you’re not alone. Your eleven thousand brothers and sisters are your type. Let’s not forget your rude, thankless cousins from the cricket, katydid, and locust families. They are always coming around singing for a free dinner or a little play time.

The ants are busy. But you’ve laid your eggs. Winter comes. You couldn’t care less. You’ll just happily fiddle away your time until the quiet end. But is that really the end?

Sincerely,
Mockingbird McBeak


Look both ways, horizontally and vertically.
Observe life.
Mind gaps and notice change.

14 thoughts on “Thursday’s Rune: Letter to Grasshopper

      1. Glad we are of similar mind.
        And I remember reading that one. Isn’t it amazing how certain people bring so much to our lives? Love that.

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      2. I am not sure. it may go back to their wedding. I think the chemistry just did not work.
        Oddly, I had no problem with her. Just one of those peeps I could piss off in a New York minute. Last time I saw them was at their home in Nebraska. And yes, it was something I said, even then. Oh, well. 🙂

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      3. It happens. She must have been jealous of your friendship. Sometimes it’s as silly as that.

        My late husband’s best friend married a woman I could take or leave. She’s ok but I won’t cry if I don’t see her again. He had another friend with a c**t for a wife. SHE was barred from ever being in my presence again… though I would have been forgiving enough just for Mick’s funeral.

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      4. I hear ya… pretty much same for me. I do see Andre and Tammy once and again and my son deals with Andre for his car so there is still a connection of sorts.

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