So I’ve been working with this aggressive Fire-Ant; and the progress has been up, down, left, then right twice. When it seems that it bites for no good reason, it has opened my eyes. Yes, there actually ARE reasons.
Sometimes, I’m not mindful enough of the world around me, and I could be stepping on toes I aught not to be treading on but I’m not realizing it.
I have lost the sense of community in many senses of the word. I get the sting to boot my ass back into civilization – and talking with people again. A bear that spends too long in the den forgets how to speak, right?
But, the Fire-Ant is still an Ant. They are builders, but they do not build alone – but with the strength of many they can build their own mountains. And, the Fire-Ant does not build their huge mounds quickly – but one grain at a time and with staunch persistence.
And, I’m re-learning how to work with others, and learning more social skills than I ever did from actual people (funny how that works out), and still have the strength and energy to keep building.
And, to put up my dukes for what I believe in (It’s never been a huge issue, but it’s more than just themselves the single Fire-Ant fights for) and to be proud to be a hard-worker and a hard-fighter.
I’d like to think I’ve learned quite a bit from the Fire-Ant so far, it’s a hard spirit to work with (unlike other Ants) but I guess with my own stubbornness it works out in it’s own odd way.
Ok, so Mink, Wasp, and Fire-Ant…