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Monday, April 23, 2012

Have you ever noticed that birds and bugs are always narrowly escaping death? As feet stomp on trails and cars stop for nothing so small and fast, a great amount of them seem to not get squashed. A fair amount of them also, get squashed.

You can look at a man who sips a drink across the table with glasses balancing on his nose. He looks like a New England professor, or something. You know this man will always notice when your shirt matches your eyes, or what the best late night talk shows are. He can easily explain to you which vegetables he doesn't care for, and how to cook the good ones right. He knows far too much about celebrity crosswords, and he knows and cares about Ryan Seacrest enough not to like him. He understands curtains, colors and rhymes. But if it came down to it, and this man was to defend himself or die, would he have the instinct to fire a bullet, or would he be afraid?

I'm not saying it's good to be afraid, I'm not saying it's bad to be afraid, but now think of a warrior man. The type who is not afraid. Who has a quick reflex, and knows trouble when it's coming. He doesn't think a lot about books or trends, but he knows how an engine runs and how an engine breaks down. His aim is protection and his arrow is sharp, and he'll face death through the night until it retreats, no matter how many swipes of the sword.

So which type of man would be the squashed bug, and which type of man wouldn't?

It all depends, doesn't it, it all depends on the type of predator.

Is it a woman or a killer?

2 comments:

  1. Amazing. Put this in your book. Start a book this way. It is pure pure genious!!!!

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  2. Good morning how are you?
    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.
    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.
    For all this I would ask you one small favour:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Niger? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Niger in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:
    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)
    Spain
    If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.
    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez

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