I don’t remember when I began to like ladybugs, but they are–by far–my favorite insect.
In writing that statement, I’m wondering if I first began to like them because of the old movie, Ladybugs. I loved playing soccer and I loved the movie. Rodney Dangerfield is hilarious and everyone loves a cross-dressing teenager, right? hahaha. I think I developed my first celebrity ‘crush’ after watching it. Honestly, Jonathan Brandis (may he rest in peace) was not a bad looking teenager circa 1992.
Back to the insect. I was saying that ladybugs my favorite bugs. They don’t bite, and they are such a vibrant and beautiful color. They are not associated with feces, trash, or other disgusting places many other bugs inhabit. Depending on the breed, they are beneficial to some farmers because they eat crops’ pests. In other words, ladybugs are pretty awesome!
When I was working part-time at an elementary school’s after school program, a lady bug decided to grace me with its presence.
It stayed on my sleeve for several minutes amidst the chaos of the outdoor playground filled with screaming 5-8 year old children. The peace of having it land on me was truly magical. I love nature and it was a reminder that while I may be surrounded by a noisy world filled with people and technology, nature will always be there. Not only will nature be there, but it actually wants to be a part of my life. I just need to take the time to pay attention and enjoy it.
Anyone else ever have an experience like that?