Monday, July 18, 2011
Turtles are Cute
Not too long ago I was driving down a wooded road and spotted a snake crossing it. It was black with white stripes, and although I stopped and wasn't that close to it, I had a major case of the heebie jeebies. Like lots of people, I hate snakes. Well, to be more precise, I hate anything without legs, which covers your worms, slugs, and other such ilk. (Oddly, spiders and bugs don't bother me.)
Today I was traveling the same road when I saw a turtle. It poked its little head out frighteningly close to my car, and I thought about how terrible I'd have felt if I'd hit it. Turtles are just so endearing and vulnerable, what with their sad little faces and their slowness. I couldn't help but remember the very different reaction I'd had to the snake, which brought to mind that saying about how people care about only the cute animals.
I never wanted to admit it before, but I guess that saying is true.
That's my deep thought for the day.