Those were my first thoughts.
The WP photo prompt this week is fleeting…like beauty…life…thoughts…experience…
and though I chose not to publish these photos previously because they disturb me and I didn’t want to disturb you,
they perfectly illustrate fleeting as they catch the ephemeral beauty of nature
and how living requires eating so these photos also illustrate how fleeting life is.
The honey bee is caught,
and further savored…
and I had to walk away from breathtaking wonder that shifted in a moment to revulsion though I recognize that the bee is the mantis and we are each both bee and mantis, and our moments as fleeting.