THE NIGHT IS MY HAVEN, MY SANCTUARY; IT CRADLES MY MUSE, MY VIGOR, MY SANGUINITY.
WHEN THEE AFTER DUSK COMETH LOOKING FOR ME, I REFLECT UPON THEE THAT'D COMETH ONTO ME.

The Fellowship

Friday, June 29, 2007

lizardly surprise

Life does spring surprises at you.

These days when the incessant drizzle does take a breather, the weather is near perfect. Having paid my hafta at the rain Gods' and with due permission, i do sometimes venture out for my irregular routine evening jog.

It gets dark pretty early these days. Also, (hopefully) brief irregular power cuts are to be expected.

One of these times when i was doing my laps around the park, i noticed a stone on the road. The good Samaritan that i'm known to be, i felt for the many cyclists and motorists who could trip or skid. It must also be regrettably noted in much finer and barely readable print that i have a proclivity towards kicking stones and pebbles. The number of pairs of shoes i tore or wore out kicking dirt DO NOT a funny count make.

Anywho, as i moved to kick the stone off the road, the stone sprung... err jumped at me. Startled, i jumped as well. Together, we did the frog trot for a good ten seconds which it survived and then moved on to croak another day. Perhaps kiss another day ? you know the fable, you know the drill !!!

Oddly enough this incident reminds me of a childhood memory. I'd stuck my hand in my pocket to fetch a gummy bear but what i actually found was a lizard's tail. A real one at that. GO FIGURE.

6 comments:

Anu Russell said...

dude...Frogs scare the crap out of me...recently my husband and I along with a bunch of friends were picnicking at a lake...we were sitting on one of the semi-submerged park benches letting just the water touch our feet...when I saw a frog swim along...I told Girish to move away from the frog...but to my surprise/shock...girish bent down and picked up the frog...I screamed the bejesus out of myself and the frog too...until he let it back down...scared of them frogs like hell!!!

Isis said...

Sounds sooooo YOU!! :)

A.S said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww.shoo sweet...

second_wind said...

eeeek !!

Seashells said...

@ anu russell
Hehehe. Harmless creatures they are, except for the colorful venomous ones. :P

@ isis
Just for a brief while i thought i'd my lifeline back.

@ a.s
tintinyyyyyyyy... :D

@ second_wind
eeeek, frog !! or eeeek, lizard !! ???

Chimera said...

frogs n lizards are so yuck...

recently i was going home from office n wat do I see on my trouser but a baby lizard!!