Feeding Time! 2021.03.04
My breakfast had been a small tub of yoghurt, a banana, an apple and a bun of some sort. After the light meal, I made my way to the bathroom which was next to the main administration office and about five minutes away from where we had made our camp. The water was cold but refreshing. In place of a full shower it was sufficient because the cold weather had made it impossible to sweat so I did not feel unpleasant or uncomfortable in the least. I brushed my teeth, washed my face and applied some light toiletries - deodorant, face moisturiser and body spray. I felt that I was then presentable enough to be around a group of people and not be self-conscious about my body odour or appearance. Yea, lack of self-confidence is real. When I got back to the camp, most people were still sound asleep but I was full of energy and so motivated by the excellent weather that I decided to take a walk. I explored the river bank, the path beyond the toilets and the open field across from our campsite. It was the perfect atmosphere for some yoga but the lack of a mat held me back. Sure, I could do it on the plain grass but what is also real is that people frequently have pets accompany them on camping trips and a lovely bed of grass such as this is like a deluxe toilet for those canines. Another species thoroughly enjoy this green wonderland - insects. The idea of being bitten by a giant ant was not one that appealed. Instead, I planted myself on a large boulder and warmed myself with the early morning sunshine. I was wearing a sweater so soon enough, I started to feel the sweat seeping out of my armpits. There was a small stream running slowly alongside the field and it was a great vantage point from my boulder. I saw the tiny life forms on six and eight legs starting their morning work of foraging for food. How about I help them out, I thought to myself. I ran excitedly to the car and got some bits of bread crust which I planned to offer to God’s small but industrious creatures. I was hoping the birds would also be drawn to the bland but filling treats but alas, being wild they were too smart to fall for a human’s good-intentioned hoax. Only the ants and bugs eagerly secured the crumbs I had liberally littered at my feet.
I'm like a chihuahua. Small but fierce and full of energy. I'm generally a positive person and try to make the best of each day.