Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ant wars...

Every so often one comes across an ant war - a writhing mass of bodies tearing each other apart.  They climb on each other, work in groups to battle and defend.  Some even hold territory...
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I've never been able to figure out which group invaded the other's domain... which was morally right... or even which was winning...

As sad (but compelling) thing to witness.  The next day when it's finished I am left with a sense of relief it's over and yet the mystery of why it ever happened leaves me unfulfilled...