day 267: lighting on the swatter

There is a quote that says The fly that doesn't want to be swatted is most secure when it lights on the fly-swatter.  If you are like me you are immediately making a mental picture in your head right now.  A fly white-knuckling it on a purple plastic butterfly.  Yeah, I'm there. 

But I think this is a very profound statement for me.  My own impending fly swatter looks different here and there. Sometimes it looks just like my obligations at work and school.  Sometimes it is the spitting image of my 85 percent house and it's needy closets.  Sometimes it looks exactly like relationships that need more of my attention. 

Here goes my own white-knuckling. 

6 comments

TechnoBabe | May 13, 2010 at 5:20 AM

I take the saying that if I don't want to get noticed I would be in the middle of the huddle, where all the action is and blend in so as not to stand out and get bombarded. For me people are way more scary than fly swatters. Hahaha. Hope you are doing well.

gigi | May 13, 2010 at 5:39 AM

I've never heard that statement. Yes it did give me a mental image and now I am off to apply that one to my thinking ;)

Luann | May 13, 2010 at 7:51 AM

I'd never heard that one, but I like it.

Maybe it's because if the fly is sitting on the swatter, she's gonna know exactly when it gets picked up for use. She won't be the one getting hit with a surprise attack.

Here's to white knuckles.

Rachel Cotterill | May 13, 2010 at 3:34 PM

That's such an interesting quote... I'll be thinking about that for days, I can just tell!

Kimberly | May 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM

I have got some seriously amusing mental images going on right now. I like this thought though. It's making me go "hmm..."

The Crash Test Dummy | May 18, 2010 at 1:35 PM

I'm glad I'm not the only one with an 85 percent house. Mine is more like 80. Again, this was profound.

And Missrobin wasn't first. HA!