Hmm, I realize that title could be taken in several interesting ways but my point here is if you could be an animal (bug, fish, bird mammal, etc.) for one day/week/month (your choice, of course), what would it be and why? Do you have several choices? Any you would absolutely NOT want to be (earwig, anyone??)?
I have a hard time choosing one so here’s my list in no particular order:
Cat – I would love the opportunity to lay around all day, be nimble and agile and flexible, be pet and scratched and loved on, and not be blamed for rejecting it all at a moment’s notice
Dog – specifically like my dog Kate, the Sphinx above. She has boundless energy yet can lay all night in front of the fire with abandon. She eats what she wants, when she wants; feels perfectly comfortable demanding her spot on the couch; and loves us unconditionally. All good traits.
Bird – maybe a hummingbird to get that flying perspective, an eagle for that majestic perspective, and the common house sparrow for that perspective. Any excuse to experience flying. Have you ever had a flying dream? It’s the MOST AMAZING feeling ever.
Grasshopper – what does it feel like to launch yourself into space and time, not quite sure where you’ll land? Can they change direction in midair or are they forced to land where gravity puts them? This may require additional observation this summer…
Dragonfly – my favorite bug ever. Once again, to experience this type of flying and also look so darn sexy good all the time.
Blue Whale – biggest creature in the ocean. What does it feel like to glide through the water like that? What does it sound like?
Spider – yes, have to go there for the experience of having 1) 8 legs, 2) multiple eyes, 3) spinning webs. And scaring people all the time. But not getting squashed.
A Man – hey, I’m a girl, who wouldn’t want to try out a man’s body some time? = )
I better stop here. I’m guessing I could come up with enough animals to cover a day a year!
So… how about you?