The letters of our thoughts are the ideas present in our mind before they come to realization . . . Thoughts that are, yet not felt . . . The words of the subconscious . . . of the soul . . .

These are the LETTERS OF MY THOUGHTS.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Russian Bugs


Taken Behind the Yeshivah


I couldn't sleep last night. I tried, rather diligently actually, but to no avail.
There were several times in fact that I got rather close . . . However, just as I would begin to drift off a mosquito would begin to buzz in my ear.
swatting at her, a rather inaccurate task in the dark, would give me a few moments of respite -but only a few. At some point I did manage to doze off . . . only to awaken a few minutes later with a bite smarting from a visit by my nocturnal friend. Cute. I closed my eyes and tried to sleep again. But no! After having harassed me for well over an hour, after having bitten me, sucking out a small, but vital, part of my life force, the mosquito continued fly around my head. When the room finally grew light enough from the rising sun, I could catch a glimpse of my winged visitor -bloated with my blood, flying in slowly in hyperbolic loops around my face . . . How cruel can one insect be?


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10 comments:

chaviva said...

You have a beautiful way of describing something as simple as a mosquito. And that pphoto is outstanding; it looks like it could have been taken in early 20th century :)

Mottel said...

Thanks . . . for both complements. I actually had wanted to write something else -but exhaustion and problems with the internet here (hopefully now fixed -b"h) led me to write this.

I played around with the photos, as I do with most of them, on Picasa

:) said...

nothing, just smiled.

Itzhak Schier said...

BS"D

Get an electric insecticide dispenser - Raptor or Neotox or Fumitox or Raid. But they're expensive and forget what the label says - a bottle of insecticide lasts 10 days, not 45 :(.

Nemo said...

Schier- That's because you're not supposed to drink the stuff :)

Itzhak Schier said...

BS"D

Now, now, Nemo! Every pharmacy here carries drinkable 96% for a fraction of what a refill for that dispenser costs! Why would I drink the insecticide LOL?

On the other hand, we have a very tasty product here, available at any hardware or paint store throughout the former Soviet Union. It's called "Solvent 647" and it costs all of four dollars a litre. Kind of tastes and smells like arak, and good to have around for tough cleaning jobs!

Time to hit the hardware store - lechaim!

Mottel said...

:-) . . .

Shier -I got a Raptor and for only 130 Rubles

me said...

BS"D
Since you're on the subj. of mosquitoes, I'll share my experience...
I was sitting in a car, and my window was open ajar. I mosquitoe came in, and it desperately tried to get out. It could see it's destination through the window as it kept knocking into it, trying to get out. Finally it flew just a little higher, and was free.
It was a real life lesson for me. Sometimes our goal is right in front of us, but we just need to go a little "higher" and we'll truly be free... l'chatchilah ariber!

Mottel said...

Like Dovid Hamelech learned a 'purpose' for mosquitoes . . .

me said...

BS"D
Didn't Dovid HaMelech learn about the "purpose" for a spider, not a mosquitoe?
It built a web around the cave he ran into as he was fleeing from Shaul Hamelech...