True Blue

Saturday, April 1, 2017

True Blue

The time I wore an electric blue top and unknowingly disturbed a snake in its habitat.

On this day, it was breezy and I felt like a cloud. So, I wore my thrifted electric blue top that I recently plucked off a physical shelf from a local boutique. I teamed it with a pair of jeans with frayed edges. And shoes you’ve seen before. The black sequined bag added some sparkle to this uber casual number.

The outfit aside, this was one unexpectedly exciting day. I learned that snakes live in the massive trees that I’ve been cluelessly casually monkeying around in close proximity all this while.

The encounter was mighty brief. I was in the field attempting be of use for my photographer. And because I’ve always posed near this particular tree, which you would have seen previously when I wore one grey midi dress, I decided to saunter across to be near it as I'd always done before.

Dashing happily to the said tree while keeping a look-out for fiery red ants that I might step on along the way, I eyeballed the area tentatively. In the corner of my eye, I saw a flash of a tail end of an adult brown snake slithering speedily into an opening that was on the tree. I was shocked and exhilarated at the same time! Obviously grateful that the snake slithered away from me, my photographer eyeballed me curiously.

Knowing that the slithery kinds spook her, I casually suggested that she remained a safe distant from the tree without declaring specifically why. But of course, aware that I'd only ever be tight-lipped for very rare reasons, she guessed it right.

So, the moral of the story is: Don't monkey around trees recklessly. Trees may house slithery creatures. Be aware that massive trees have their own habitat, filled with creatures that want to live in peace.

It’s been a while since I last visited this spot of hidden green but if I do go there in the future, I’ll definitely be seeing the trees in a refreshingly new light. Thanks, nature. Thanks, snake for sensing me and going the other way. I’d have fainted or screamed out like a loon if it was in my face. Phew!

Well, then, enough about me. What about you? How is your day? Have you ever spooked a snake before? Are you a fan of snakes? Share everything down below as you know me, I love reading all of your comments!

As always, here's a quote to touch your heart. And this time it's by one of my favorite poets, Jalaluddin Rumi:

“Why am I seeking? I am the same as he. His essence speaks through me. I have been looking for myself”

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