01 April 2007

nightcrawlers

So I rescued a worm today.

When it rains, our church parking lot floods like nobody's business. The receding water strands hundreds of wriggling worms on the drying pavement, blindly searching for earth.

One little guy (well, he was pretty huge as far as worms go, but you know, compared to me) was squirming his way behind the rear wheel of my Odyssey.

I couldn't bear the thought of laminating him to the asphalt.

He did his panicked shrinking thing that earthworms seem to do upon human contact as I tossed him to the damp grass.

Yep. I rescued a worm today.

And I tried not to think about the several dozen I was likely steamrolling on my way out of the parking lot.

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

How bittersweet!

But mostly sweet. Gave me a smile.

Lisa~ said...

Thanks so much for visitng my blog! I love your work!!

Morgan said...

I'm "de-lurking" to say I LOVE YOUR BLOG Nicole! You are so funny...

I ran over a snake a couple days ago...I have to admit, there were no thoughts of getting out to rescue when I saw that his death was imminent *evil chuckle*

Morgan said...

I'm "de-lurking" to say I LOVE YOUR BLOG Nicole! You are so funny...

I ran over a snake a couple days ago...I have to admit, there were no thoughts of getting out to rescue when I saw that his death was imminent *evil chuckle*