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What a lizard taught me about letting it go

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I hate lizards (called liz henceforth). No questions about that.

A lizard in my house got hold of a huge insect. Looking at size of the insect, it was difficult to understand how the liz would swallow it. But it seems liz’s body is governed by unearthly elasticity parameters.

Stationed near a window, liz was enjoying the insect. This window had glass blinds tilted at an angle which did not allow anything to pass through them. But there existed a crevice near top right corner of the window, which allowed objects no broader than a liz to pass through it.

Out of nowhere, liz got this divine enlightenment that I was a threat to her life and decided to run away from me. She decided to take the small-crevice-highway to get out of my view. But problem was that it was still holding the monstrous insect in her mouth and was not able to enter the crack. Either she would have to give up the insect (pleasures of life) and stay alive or stay with the insect and face my wrath!

Assuming I was a threat to her life, liz had to decide whether to stay in the party [have insect(ful) delicacy] or run for her life without any tasty baggages.

What liz did further is irrelevant. But it did teach me a lesson.

Sometimes, you might be having the time of your life. But external uncontrollable elements may force you to give up everything and be decisive about your actions.

It is like saying that you should be ready to leave a party when you don’t want to.

What are your views?


Written by Dev

November 20, 2011 at 2:26 am

25 Responses

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  1. Totally agree.
    Just did that a month back! πŸ˜€


    November 20, 2011 at 12:38 pm

  2. @Scorpria


    November 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm

  3. Absolutely

    B k chowla

    November 21, 2011 at 7:52 am

  4. hey Dev i cant imagine i wd ever read a post abt lizies eeewww :/ khair i say u made ur point well πŸ™‚


    November 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm

  5. @B K Chowla


    November 22, 2011 at 8:26 pm

  6. @Mahlaqa
    It was tough to write a post on lizzies πŸ˜‰


    November 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm

  7. First of all, eww on the lizard enjoying the insect!

    Then I read your quote and agree with it because I too have faced such a situation on more than one occasion. It’s tough to choose, but you don’t have much choice. I like how you get lessons out of simple things from everyday life.

    Thanks for sharing!


    November 23, 2011 at 8:48 pm

  8. Hi! I came over here from my friend’s page and loved this post! I actually ended a relationship last year because of differences in beliefs and it definitely felt like I was making myself leave the party without wanting to. Very very tough but sometimes necessary. Hope it turned out well for the lizard and hope it turns out well in the end for me too.

    DC Dana

    November 23, 2011 at 10:18 pm

  9. @Nadia
    We cant get everything in life Nadia. The sooner we understand this, better it is for us.
    As far as lessons are concerned, they are more easily visible in simple things of life rather than complex self help books πŸ™‚


    November 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm

  10. @DC Dana
    Welcome to Lumuhuku DC Dana.
    In the end all works out well πŸ™‚
    And you have an interesting blog with a nice words –
    “ruled by “Murphy’s Law” a little more harshly than others” πŸ˜‰


    November 23, 2011 at 10:31 pm

  11. Thank you! And yes, the Murphy’s Law thing is true. I end most of my days thinking “HOW does this stuff HAPPEN to me?!” haha. Having a blog to share that with others has been fun πŸ™‚

    DC Dana

    November 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm

  12. @DC Dana
    πŸ™‚ In your case, the blog is serving its purpose of existence.


    November 24, 2011 at 12:55 am

  13. πŸ™‚

    DC Dana

    November 24, 2011 at 1:00 am

  14. learning life’s wisdom from everyday events which most of ur surpass eh!!!

    nice insight..
    keep inspiring…


    November 24, 2011 at 10:29 am

  15. @Princess
    At times, life’s little things can be inspirational. I remember that once I had written a post about Doormats!!


    November 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

  16. Um I for one am impressed by your inspiration from such a little event. πŸ™‚


    December 3, 2011 at 2:15 am

  17. @Dev!l
    Life can be inspirational πŸ˜‰
    Welcome here.


    December 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm

  18. What a great observation! πŸ˜€

    I agree, life sometimes throw things at you at the time where you are having loads of positiveness going on. Like it or not, challenges makes us strong πŸ™‚

    Kiran @

    December 7, 2011 at 4:04 am

  19. @Kiran
    Our comfort zone expands when we are stretched by challenges.


    December 7, 2011 at 11:16 am

  20. Nice observation, Dev.
    And as always got to learn something from it.

    I did leave some party a good seven years ago, and am still termed prodigal by my family. πŸ˜€ hope the time to leave this party I’m in will come announced at least.

    I’ll tag this post as #RelatingExperiencesToWhatMaySeemToBeTrivialEvents

    Len Kamei

    December 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm

  21. @Len Kamei
    Waiting for the announcement Len πŸ˜‰


    December 11, 2011 at 12:21 am

  22. I love lizards … Infact I love all repltile …. And they like me too πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰ …

    Well if I had been in the place of Mr. Liz, I would have not let the insect go and would have risked my life .. πŸ™‚


    December 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

  23. @Harsh
    That would be adventurous πŸ™‚


    December 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm

  24. awesome lesson πŸ™‚


    December 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm

  25. @Dew
    Thanks to the lizard πŸ™‚


    December 30, 2011 at 12:18 am

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