Day 9: My Best Photograph of 2011 #resound11 #reverb11
On an early August morning, watering the mandevilla, I noticed this Greater Anglewing Katydid on a leaf, not moving; I watched on and off all day, and it barely moved. It’s not the quality or the composition of the photograph that stays with me; it’s this reminder every time I see it. A katydid is stunningly beautiful, but hardly ever noticed, like us sometimes. We try so hard to fit in, to be liked, to be part of the group. If we can just blend into the crowd, we might be accepted, gathered up in the arms of a likeminded world and loved as one of them. This masterful disguise helps us not get eaten, but we don’t move; we don’t make our mark on the world. I don’t think we have to be extreme in standing out, like katyGaGa, but let our wings show, just a little. Will you do that? Katydid.