Saturday, 19 December 2009

Buzzing Fingers

The lost beetle;
Holding it by the antenna,
My buzzing fingers

May 30, 2001


  1. So cute ! At first I didn't get it. But then I got the picture. So funny !

  2. OK, so I'll put in some background.

    Back in 2001, I was at the university, crossing the courtyard with the fountain to go to the Humanities building. As I was starting up the stairs, I saw something tall and shiny black on the first few steps. Curious, I bent down, and saw this beetle/scarab/cicada striving to understand how it had landed on these stairs and obviously lost. So I immediately took it by the antenna (it would have died, either stepped on or deliberately killed), and immediately my fingers and hand started vibrating! The thing was buzzing! So, buzzing together, I went to my office, opened the window, and let it go into the grass outside.

  3. Well, Lucky Beetle !!


  4. Love the image, love the feeling (buzzing) love the whole event!