I “hear” hearies railing about how deafies don’t listen and deafies railing about how hearies drive them nuts – and then there are the HoH who consider themselves “hearing impaired” which the Deaf find offensive since they are merely deaf, not impaired. There are the Deaf enough to be Deaf Culture and the deaf who are not Deaf Culture and then the Deaf who are idolized for coming from generations of Deaf parents and grandparents. The Deaf find the deaf annoying and usually are totally anti-CI and then the CI crowd finds the Deaf who don’t believe in CI’s to be old sticks in the mud. So there! Sounds like life happening. :)
What brought up this stream of consciousness is Baby Dog. I take ‘Kinley out to “potty” several times a day. Unlike some areas of the country, we have lots of bugs – honey bees, wasps (some absolutely gigantic!), and also bumblebees. Now, bumblebees are the giants of the bee kingdom, in general. And when they are bumbling from one clover flower to the next they can give Baby Dog quite a start. I got to thinking. That bumblebee is as big as her nose. Maybe a bit bigger. Can you imagine a bumblebee as big as YOUR NOSE flying up to say “Hello!“?
Yeah, me neither. No wonder she jumps and runs. If I had a bee that size come over to bid me a good morning I’d probably wonder if this were Jurassic Park or something. It is bad enough with the wasps that are the size of half-dollars (I kid thee not). They occasionally terrorized the 17 year old granddaughter when she tries coming in the front door. I didn’t believe her until I saw one myself.
So, as with virtually all things, it is all a matter of perspective. From my perspective she is just perfect, but I think from her perspective she’d like to be a bit bigger than the bumblebees.
Note: Follow the link to learn more about the bumblebee. They are really quite remarkable creatures!