Some things are destined to be — it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.J.R. Ward
Yesterday there was a small but beautiful green moth in our shower.
Moisture had stuck its wings to the tiles, and it was in a bad way, so I carefully lifted it up and placed it somewhere dry and safe before I turned on the taps to have a shower of my own.
The moth flew into the shower and down into the water at my feet twice more.
Twice more I rescued it and took it out of danger. I couldn’t put it outside because it was pouring with rain but I hoped it would dry out overnight and then fly away come morning.
But no. This morning I found the moth, looking much the worse for wear, on the bathroom floor where it was in danger of being squashed.
I felt so bad for it. The poor bedraggled thing.
So once again I gently scooped it up and then I took it to the window.
It fluttered weakly off my palm and down on the roof.
Where a gecko darted out and gobbled it up!
I stood at the window, mouth agape. I couldn’t believe that just happened.
Sorry, moth. I tried.
Mind you, I bet the gecko thought it was his lucky day. I swear he looked like he was smiling at me.
Life – it’s so full of pathos and contradiction.
May you be the gecko today, and not the moth.
Love, and an endless appreciation of nature, Nicole xx
6 thoughts on “The Very Sad Moth Story”
Sometimes that circle of life catches us when we least expect. Used to shine bright lights into the trees for the bats to catch moths..but for some reason, they’d eat ANY moth, not just the tiny not so nice ones. After a couple of times, stopped and figured they could hunt by the big street lights!
Bless your heart for trying to help, Nicole. Most people wouldn’t have cared for the life of a simple moth. But that moth cared. And you cared. And that’s all that matters.
Hi Nicole, I had a similar experience years ago. I was shaking my bath towel out the window which had a very large huntsman spider on it. As it floated down a big skink appeared and – yum – it got breakfast!
Oops – but we tried!