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Bee is Mantis

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Oooh, pretty!

Praying mantis! And so well camouflaged in salvia!

Those were my first thoughts.

The WP photo prompt this week is fleeting…like beauty…life…thoughts…experience…

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and though I chose not to publish these photos previously because they disturb me and I didn’t want to disturb you,

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they perfectly illustrate fleeting as they catch the ephemeral beauty of nature

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and how living requires eating so these photos also illustrate how fleeting life is.

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The honey bee is caught,

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savored,

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beheaded

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and further savored…

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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.