As I type this, I am surrounded by several
jars and jugs with small creatures inside.
Lizards, snakes, desert beetles, and as-big-as-your-fist black wasps.
At one point we had a small field mouse but she sadly was
dissected into pieces by the barn cat "raja" on the back porch.
I can hear them scurry and buzz around in their metal and glass jars.
It’s like a science lab here in the ranch kitchen.
The boys, especially Nicholas, can spend hours patiently
waiting to capture the little critters- especially the lizards.
Today, the boys had captured thirteen lizards
to show me their hypnotizing trick.
Right on the dinner table, the boys carefully and lightly stroked the lizard’s
beautiful blue and green tummies and
within seconds the lizards fell into a trance.
I don’t know how the boys know how to do this this lizard trick,
but it’s the craziest thing I have ever seen.
Before the sun goes down I make sure the boys release their creatures
and in the morning I know it will happen all over again.
Spiritual Enlightenment: "I Was a Stranger"