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Relentless devotion to function [May. 23rd, 2014|08:02 am]
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When you cook, and you drop, say, a dry lentil, and it falls behind the microwave, a few days later some moisture condenses back there and … your forgotten lentil sprouts and a hard working forager finds it on an exploratory mission and it makes her very happy. She picks it up and heads back across a landscape of nearly microscopic fragments of salt crystals, dust, and hair on that surface you think you just scrubbed clean and she gives her treasure to her sisters who don’t thank her, they just store it away and she goes back through whatever perilous paths she’s traversed looking for one more thing that you’ve dropped. And she’ll keep doing this, over and over, until an accidental giant crushes her with a careless footstep.





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[User Picture]From: angel_witch
2014-05-23 06:41 pm (UTC)

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Not quite the ideal circumstances to start sprouting.

Love the pic!
[User Picture]From: ladycelia
2014-05-23 08:28 pm (UTC)

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Love this--and love the color palette.
[User Picture]From: lois2037
2014-05-23 09:00 pm (UTC)

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Excellent shot! I'm always careful of these little creatures. They're fascinating and beautiful! I wonder if my spiff new lens will capture the tiny ants around here? Mostly they don't find big items they like, so I think they won't stay still enough.
[User Picture]From: coffeeem
2014-05-23 11:13 pm (UTC)

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That's SO beautiful. And by "that," I mean both the photo and the musings on an ant's perception of our left-behinds.