A million legs

Some days it is so hard to get going.

I haven’t been sleeping well this week, and so I’m lazy all during the day. Nothing wrong with relaxing during vacation, but I also want to take advantage of the many trails surrounding us here.

Finally I convinced myself to go for a short hike.  Just as I was heading out, I spotted a millipede on the ground, curled up.

I thought he was dead, but then I noticed his million legs were all moving. Like fur in the wind, except perfectly synchronized.

Here’s a video:

When I got back from my hike, the millipede had stopped moving. He was dead.

Too many days, I feel like a dying millipede. Running with every leg I have, and getting nowhere except closer to death.

Today’s penny is a 2007, the year I first saw one of these millipedes.