sasha_feather: horses grazing on a hill with thunderheads (horses and lightning)
I read an article about mosquito research a month or so ago. The author used a phrase that really stuck with me: "Like many people, I feel uniquely persectued by mosquitoes," was how I remembered it.

I looked up the article and it's acutally:
"I don’t have a phobia, exactly, but like a lot of people I feel uniquely hunted by mosquitoes. "

http://www.thedailybeast.com/mosquitoes-love-some-people-more-and-science-wants-to-know-why

I thought, that's it. That's it exactly! It feels personal. Rather than just being creatures that exist in the world, they are out to get me. And me especially, somehow-- an illogical and demonstrably false belief.

This summer and last summer I've been chased inside by these beasts. I haven't gardened nearly as much, nor sat outside reading. They get into the house and my car. We kill them and a surprising amount of blood results, leaving small gory streaks on the apartment walls.

I fancy myself a nature lover. But lately I've been more about spending time indoors. Autumn will be welcome.
sasha_feather: Big book of Lesbian Horse stories book cover (lesbian horse stories)
At a local dog park the other day, I looked out at the rise and fall of the land. The oak savannah giving way to open farmland. The sun shining on dandelions' happy faces. I felt an expansive joy that landscapes and nature give to me; a sense of peace. Almost an aching kind of happiness.

Nature

Aug. 6th, 2011 11:23 am
sasha_feather: Person in old-time SCUBA gear on a suburban lawn (Tales from Outer Suburbia)
Me: Don't touch those, they're nettles.
Ogre_911: They're what?
Me: Nettles! They'll sting you!
Ogre_911: I've never heard of them before.
Me: Did you not go outside as a kid?
Ogre_911: Not really.

A few minutes later I am paid back for my teasing when I am stung twice by wasps after accidentally kicking a nest. Ugh, the pain is not diminishing. I think it will be an afternoon of movie watching.

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