Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mosquitoes and Why I Love Them

© 2008 Karen Van Fossan

Today is the day I began to love mosquitoes. I mean, don't they love me after all? Don't they get all jumpy and expressive when I come around? They treat me like a rock star. So today I decided I'd love them back.

Ten real reasons I love mosquitoes:

10) I like to play connect-the-dots.

9) They don't know the difference between a president and a prisoner.

8) They give strangers something to talk about at the bus stop.

7) They're not as bad as chicken pox.

6) They're friendlier than some of my neighbors.

5) They help me keep up my speed on the 50-yard dash.

4) They remind me that small can be powerful.

3) They teach me that each creature exists for its own ends, not mine.

2) They keep me on my toes with my anger-management skills.

1) They rhyme with burritos.

There! Maybe tomorrow, I'll love Dick Cheney.

6 comments:

David said...

Remember this book?

Karen Van Fossan said...

Fondly!

louise said...

The book sounds great! I love your list, Karen. I would add:
Sharing bite sites creates embodied community...How cool is that when the bites are red hot!

Louise

Julie said...

I can't say I love them..they did make me quite ill a couple of years back! Now that I take B1 they mostly just leave me alone.

BTW..I'm back!

Kristi said...

I like your take on mosquitoes, its way better than mine. Next time I am attacked by one, I'll remember your list. Hope all is well!

Anonymous said...

Karen, you have a unique way of looking at the world. I enjoy your writing because it tends to open me up to perceiving things differently. Thanks!

Carol Ann