Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
ysabetwordsmith

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Beetles

“If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of creation it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles.”
J.B.S. Haldane

Given the calculated damage of bushfires to species survival, I think we need a piece of bushfire art in which a freaking out God stares down at the burning continent and wails, "My beetles!"

This popped into my head while I was working on the year-end poetry collection.  Yes, really. This is what it's like to try concentrating when your brain has a zillion channels and one of them is always on Weird TV.

Apparently my brain comes with a built-in boomerang for math.  If I fiddle with numbers for more than a few minutes -- in this case, I was doing search-and-replace to remove line numbers -- my attention goes boinging off at a random tangent.  I've lost count of how many universes I wrote up while trying to do math homework. Fortunately I don't have to do that anymore.  But hey, if I ever have the normal kind of writer's block, I know exactly how to fix it: with numbers.

 


Tags: art, environment, humor, nature, personal, spirituality, wildlife
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