My husband once told me that a tribe of Pygmies, who lived exclusively in the depths of the forest, were taken to the edge of their homeland to view a clearing. They could not understand this world where elephants are the size of ants.
He also once told me that scientist determined that women have evolved to have a better sense of smell. He gave me countless "scientific" reasons for this that all made sense to me. I'm a sniffer. I have to smell something to understand it. So I was easy prey. YEARS later he overheard me retelling the story with scientific evidence to back it up. He confessed!
At this point there has been no confession regarding the Pygmy-elephant-ant story. So it still stands and its lessons can be applied to the next event that happened at the Lilly Pad.
Last weekend as I was busy in the food truck (Sauced Frog) I heard the word "cougar" waft my way. I looked out to see a gathering of guests with their phones out chatting about whether they were seeing a cougar or a bobcat. I mean we do back up to a national park and we are very wooded and rural. So it is a possibility. The crowd was focused on a low point downhill on the driveway, some distance away, tucked into the overhanging branches of a wooded area.
I caught snippets such as "It's coming toward us!" "OMG what is it?" "Is it dangerous?"
My food truck helper and I joined the crowd. Could it be? Haha, yes! We looked at one another, giggled, then she bravely walked toward the wild cat to the horror of the crowd.
Yes. It was our pet kitty who jumped into Mavry's arms and snuggled her happily. The reaction of our guests was priceless. We all had a good laugh.
It's just a matter of perspective