August 5th 2011 Tim Candler
If I lie on my right side I can
hear a lonely frog serenade the night from his tree outside. He
begins around nine in the evening and continues past midnight. If
I lie on my left side, I can't hear much at all, but nor can I sleep
because my left side is cantankerous and ornery and stubborn and for a
long time has blamed me for history.
Either I sharpen the chain
saw and turn ornamentals into firewood, or I go quietly into the night with
sound location equipment and shotguns. An over reaction is inevitable,
because I am more like the Little Brown Bat who needs twenty hours of sleep
a day than I am like the Elephant who needs only three.