19 May Home Sweet Home
The moth landed on the tree and thought
he had found home.
We don’t know how sentient a moth is,
but he may have felt that, well, in his way.
His world was solid and unchanging.
Just what he needs for his long life of
twenty four hours. Life is pretty simple –
Immediately after emerging from the pupa
moths mate, lay eggs and die.
We know, that trees do definitely change.
They grow larger, sometimes opening up
deep crevices, they splinter, fall over.
The moth does not know because that is
not his or her experience.
Our understanding of our environment
is limited by the information we receive,
what we have been told to believe,
our experience in that environment and
the limits to our ability to see it differently.
The moth will never see it differently.
Are we just moths that live longer?
Think About It.