Hubby Tony and I went to 11:00 Mass today. After communion I was meditating, using the crucifix behind the altar as my focal point. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a black spot moving across the short white hair of the older man kneeling in front of me. I took a closer look, and discovered it was a gnat, which then landed on the man's head.
Try as I might, there was no more meditating for me after that. I spent the next few minutes watching the tiny bug climb from one strand of hair to another. Occasionally it would rise up and fly a tiny distance, then settle back down. While I watched I pondered if I should say something to the man. Would he want to know, or would he be embarrassed?
The issue took care of itself without any help from me; when the man sat back in his seat after communion was completed the bug flew away.
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