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This piece of writing is a continuation of my previous blog about the Wee Alien. If you haven’t read the blog yet, here’s the link.
The wee alien that I have been keeping for awhile has decided to sleep. It changed its color from green to brown which made me more curious. Notice the web that he formed to protect him. Could this be a new spider mutation? The thingy alien kept on sleeping as if it’s dead. Someone recommended me to mist it to keep the moisture in the container but not too much. It moved a bit so I knew it’s not dead at all. This is what it looked like while it’s in sleep mode.
At last after less than three weeks, the wee alien has finally emerged from its cocoon. The thingy that I thought to be a dragon was not a dragon nor a spider mutation but a species of a hawk moth! What?? How come it didn’t have wings like a hawk? Silly, silly me… I noticed its eyes are big which resemble of the mighty bird, though. Nevertheless, I named him… Rollo!
Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t disappointed with the outcome of this experiment, rather I was grateful for the successful raising of this insect. When I saw him alive, crawling and trying to hang on to the side of the container, the nerdy inside me was screaming like a baboon ha ha. Another science/hobby project fulfilled… Indeed!
Rollo has this colorful skin, a combination of green and brown. Such earthly shades which I haven’t seen before. I usually see single colored ones active mostly at night. Aside from that, there are white round moths here which are used to protect the clothes from moulds and odors. Do you use some, too?
Anyway, something is peculiar with Rollo’s look. When I placed him on my palm, I could imagine a wee jet. It would have been an awesometastic feeling to have such superpowers if that was a real jet on our palms, right? And what if there are ant-sized aliens on that jet? Oh C’mon, Robbie. Cool your jets! Enough with the alien stuff, OK? It’s time to move forward already!
The phrase to ‘cool your jets’ means to simply ‘calm down’, to chillax. So whenever you feel stressed and agitated why don’t you visit a nearest garden in your place and enjoy the nature’s beauty. And since we’re talking about moth, there is an idiom called ‘like moth to a flame’ which relates to people who are heavily attracted to someone or something. For example;
I confess the excitement that I felt raising Rollo was priceless. I treated him as if he was my real pet. It was quite tempting to keep him, but he absolutely belongs to nature. So after letting him crawl on my fingers for a couple of minutes, he began shivering and flipping his wings a bit, same as the jet’s engine starting to warm up. Then he flew so fast like a speeding bullet, but he landed on the ground so I had to pick him up. I made sure the cat didn’t see him while I waited for him to fly again.
After one hundred years, I mean a couple of minutes :p, he’s perfectly flown yards away from me. ‘Fly like a jet, Rollo! Maybe it’s better for you to be a jet-setter. I hope Mother Nature will take care of you and protect you from predators and moth hater humans.’ Furthermore, may he live longer than usual and keep making my tiny garden prolific. I couldn’t wait for another interesting project, though. I wish it would be the one that I’m longing for …to raise a dragon!
Thank you for reading and being a part of this journey!
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