Friday, October 13, 2006
Are you a Confused Moth?
While perusing a list of extinct animals, I came across something called the “Confused Moth,” a now-vanished insect once native to Hawaii. This unusual moniker caught my attention because most moths I’ve ever encountered appeared (to my untrained eye, at least) to qualify as “confused” as they fluttered about the nearest artificial light source.
Uh oh...I feel a metaphor coming on.
Let’s imagine the source of the earth’s ills represented as the moon and visualize the rabble-rousers among us as moths—confused moths, if you will. Agitated and dedicated, these activists are giving it all they’ve got: flapping like mad around a dim bare 40-watt light bulb in a Sunoco gas station bathroom on a New York Thruway rest stop...while just outside the window, a doomed-to-extinction coyote howls at the real deal.
As Bruce Lee said about the proverbial finger that points to the moon: “Don’t concentrate on the finger or you’ll miss all that heavenly glory.”
Blog roll: Every day, I seem to find another blog and/or site that’s linked to my blog. Needless to say, I am pleased with this development...and I do try my best to return the favor. But, if you’ve linked to me and I have not yet reciprocated, please let me know, okay? I’ll see if I can get more space added to my links list for you.