I had to hunt this story down. After reading Ole’ Jules post yesterday and his pictures of a bat caught in his bug zapper, I felt this would be a good one to post today! ‘Bat in the Bug Light’  after all…,,,, Halloween approaches!


The Buzzard, the Bat, and the Bumblebee

If you put a buzzard in a pen six or eight feet square and entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of his ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of ten or twelve feet. Without space to run, as is his habit, he will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.

The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.

A Bumblebee if dropped into an open tumbler will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.


(moral; In many ways, there are lots of people like the buzzard, the bat and the bee. They are struggling about with all their problems and frustrations, not realizing that the answer is right there before them. Often times we feel trapped and seek a way out of these emotional entrapments, I read a post today that rocked my world. Reading how others are so unhappy and suicide seemed to be their exit from such feelings. I couldn’t help but think of this analogy, the buzzard, the bat and the bumble bee.)

music sometimes soothes the soul…


changes in latitude, changes in attitude


caught in a trap, I can’t walk out, because I love you too much baby…


 ‘Stuck in a Feeling’


have a ‘not so batty’ day