I Learned This … From A Gecko

It occurs to me that not everyone knows Geckos. When you live where I do, they’re just _everywhere._

h5. A funny thing happened on the way to jury duty

Traffic. More than I could have imagined. Four lanes each direction; and four arteries merging into one unbelievable mess. The first nine miles took 45 minutes. A blistering *two* miles per hour.

At one moment, a small head peeked up over the front hood, seeming perplexed. The little critter crept onto the middle of … as if to say “Good morning, where’s the coffee?”

Now, you need to picture the dilemma — surrounded by traffic and probably late for jury duty, it’s not possible for me to save the little guy. But his chances weren’t good, since the traffic would probably speed up at some point, and he might be blown off the car. Rather, I had to just hope for the best.

I almost called this post, “Live today as though will be your last.” But I concluded it was a cliche, and given his end, rather cold.

During this tense drive, I learned (or was reminded of) a few things:

# Life isn’t fair
# Savor every moment of life
# It’s not all about you
# Many things are bigger than you are
# Hang on as best you can
# When it’s your time to go, there’s nothing you can do to prevent it

~Gecko image under creative commons license: “babasteve”: