Back in April, our temporary home in Santa Fe, NM was invaded by miller moths. They were relentless and kind of dumb. But once I started looking into their life cycles - their pupa toddlerhood, their annual New Mexico invasion, and their eventual migration to Yellow Stone National Park where they get devoured by bears preparing for hibernation - I started feeling jealous of their intuition. Miller moths know exactly where they are supposed to be, what their supposed to be doing, and where their place is in the circle of life. I mean, yes, that circle ends abruptly when a grizzly bear gobbles them and all their loved ones up as a mid-afternoon snack, but like! Isn’t that worth a lifetime of knowing exactly what your purpose is? You’ll have to let me know.
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