“Where?” I ask, holding my breath and my macro lens in anticipation of something wonderful.
He points to something among the tomato leaves. I see a fine wisp of silk gently swaying but nothing else.
”I can’t see anything,” I repeat, moving carefully closer and raising the lens just in case.
“Just below my finger here,” he places his finger slightly closer with a careful instruction as to what leaf I should be looking at. “She has a yellow marking,” he adds.
With each of our movements she scrambles protectively and I up my stealth meter.
“Ah! I see her now,” I whisper, relieved and excited by yet another miraculous minuscule inhabitant in my little garden. Snap. I take a photo, just in case she disappears into miniature oblivion before I can manage a better shot.
She does have yellow markings! If I can just get close enough without alarming her spidey senses….
Yes! She will pose for the crazy camera lady. Her mother must have warned her of the perils in living here.
’You must be brave,’ she advised, ‘and always look your finest. This could be your chance to shine before all the world and to change the hearts of humans towards our kind. I shall always be with you, little one,” the mother’s voice faded into the blue as her tiny creation floated away on the silken strand of separation.
“Now, I must be inconspicuous,” the tiny one reminded herself. “Just blend in and be singularly magnificent.” She took a deep breath and began weaving….
unobtrusive, camaflouged, concealed, hidden, indistinct, insignificant, low-key, ordinary, plain, quiet, retiring, secretive, shy, subtle, tenous, modest, unassuming, unemphatic, unostentatious..
With unobtrusive brilliance she was born,
on an unassuming cloudless Summer morn,
her presence cleverly concealed
as her mother sought to shield
her tender newness.
She camaflouged the nest
and delivered her bequest
to the plain and modest few
that she barely even knew.
”My children,” she delivered
as they blinked and softly shivered,
”You must leave, I cannot follow
for my path leads to the hollow.”
(she looks to the soft earth)
”Keep yourself concealed
and soon shall be revealed
the wonder of your unimposing
walk through Mother’s world.
Although you be discretional
you’ll surely be exceptional
as long as you remain
unnoticed, unseen, plain.
But when She comes,
who has the eye
to see your beauty
by and by,
do not run!
Stand as brave as she
and as unimposing be
to share an ordinary
glimpse of life’s perfection.”
Then they floated out of sight,
unnoticed, to their plight
like dust drifting through the air
to their future,
who knows where…
Cheryl KP copyright
Today’s post brought to you by Linda Hill’s SoCS prompt
This touching scene from one of my favorite children’s books put to film says it all…
Today’s prompt was the word where.
Use it to begin the post and for bonus points end the post with it as well. Visit Linda’s blog for more great prompts and the chance to meet some amazing bloggers.
If you’re thirsty, hop over to the bar today and chack out Dan’s world. His recent project is turning out quite nicely!