28 Mar '11, 2pm

The suicidal ladybird

The suicidal ladybird

I found a ladybird in the bathroom that seemed intent on killing itself. I suppose it was my fault. I had found it very cute and had tried to take a zillion photos of it. The orange focus assist light, blinking on and off nonstop, must have scared it. It was hard to focus on it because it wouldn’t stop crawling around on the ornamental plant it was on. My camera kept wanting to focus on the endless leaf sprouts instead. So I kept trying and trying, as I followed the stupid gallivanting ladybird with my camera. After this went on a few hundred times, the ladybird finally jumped off the plant and crawled around the window sill on which the plant was sitting. Next to the plant, I had a lit tea light candle. The ladybird started crawling towards it and then went up the side of it. I yelped in fear for it. If it had kept on going, it could have fallen into the melted wax or got...

Full article: http://sheylara.com/2011/03/the-suicidal-ladybird/

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