Sunday, August 25, 2013


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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  1. haha...I think that would have made my own head itch!

  2. oh I think I would've started laughing in church, no good!

  3. I've seen similar things happen during tai chi. I don't know if I should break formation and swat the offending bug that's climbing up someone's back. It does drive me buggy too.