Monday, July 22, 2013

from out of nowhere

Sometimes we get ants in the house, or other bugs like spiders, crickets, etc. Especially with ants, it seems like they seem to appear out of nowhere. I don't see them emerge from any place; rather, where at one moment the floor was clean, all of a sudden there is an ant right in the middle. At times it makes me wonder if they somehow magically appear out of thin air and are just.. there.

But then the other day I was watering the sorry-looking strip of wannabe grass in front of our house between the sidewalk and the curb and it seems like people do the same thing.

Since the hose is lying across the sidewalk, I don't want it to be an obstacle for people walking up and down the street so I am always looking to the left and right to see if anyone is approaching. And by golly, just like ants, people appear from nowhere.  What was at one moment clear as far as I could see down the street, the next moment someone is right there walking past!

Am I that oblivious? I know it's a weird thing to think about but my mind's always mulling over unconventional stuff.  Who knows, maybe the ants and these people materialize from nowhere. I just haven't caught them in the middle of that act yet.

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