it’s raining in LA. i just saw a worm out on the concrete oozing its way across the footpath. normally i’d look the other way because of my serious aversion to bugs and anything else creepy-crawly, but there was such a delicate contentment to its struggle. finally the weather changed and created the exact right environment for this creature to inch its way form point A to point B. the concrete was practically a slip-‘n-slide for the little thing. and there it went, seeming for a moment to merely wiggle around on the ground, but really moving quite gracefully over the cracks and bumps, alternately condensing and extending its thin body in order to push itself.
October 14, 2009