local to local
There are cows in town today, probably moving to summer pasture. There is also an ant carrying another insect’s wing 5 times larger than its body, looking like some sort of strange hybrid. It made a circuitous path around the porch, and then dove between gravel stones at the edge. Just before descending another ant hopped on the wing and took a free ride into the depths. Ants can carry 5 – 50 times their body weight by dragging or gripped in their mandibles. Cattle, on the other hand, carry nothing. They have been used as beasts of burden, dragging harnessed loads, but they do this for those how have harnessed and trained them. Not only do ants carry of their own volition and for their own use, some ants keep herds of other insects, just as we do cattle. Another similarity between humans and ants is the equality of our total weight on earth…ants to humans. Do we only lack perspective in understanding as to who is in charge?