The ant in the bathtub and Wild Geese
Ok, that's a strange title to this column, and hopefully I'll connect the dots. Two things about ants recently crossed my event horizon. There was a story about researchers who discovered how ants retrace there steps home. They discovered ants take a wandering path away but a more direct way back, and they do this by counting their steps. Well, people get lost easily but ants don't, that's evolution for you.
Anyway, I question this research a little as this week I discovered an ant in the bathtub in the second bathroom. I can't figure out how it got there as they sprayed for them a few weeks ago and haven't seen any since except this one. A dark wandering speck against a white background, probably wishing it could ask for directions or read a map, thinking, "Gee, all this white just isn't right. And damn, where did the exit go, it was here awhile ago."
Along side that research it was reported by USA Today, also heard at NPR, that 25% of Americans don't have a close friend to confide in anymore. I'm curious how many admitted they did have a close friend when they really didn't, at least one enough to confide in, those you can tell something fully knowing they'll still be your friend. That means some of us are like the ant, wondering, "So now what?"
You do not have to be good.
If you're ever near a good bookstore or magazine stand, pick up the latest copy of LensWork. The articles and images will make you understand and perhaps connect the dots.
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