Run for your life little man (or lady).

I was a little embarrassed to post this, but then I was thinking, we New Yorkers need to get to nature once in a while. Even if for one day.

Here is why… 

The other day, I was picked up at my place by a friend to go have dinner at her place. While walking down my street, we were commenting on all the new leaves on the trees and how wonderful it is to see flowers in our sidewalk forestry. 


About five trees in, we noticed what looked like a beautiful caterpillar. A big caterpillar. We screeched to a halt and marveled at its beauty. Its bright green and yellow stripes. We even went as far as becoming a sidewalk traffic cops to ensure the survival of this little creature that would one day flourish as a magnificent butterfly.   

I told my friend that I cannot touch it so I pulled a piece of paper out of my bag and she kindly scooped it up and placed it back in its natural environment – in the forest bed of the wonderful sidewalk tree. 

Sadly, we realized it was no longer living. We were too late. Our efforts of keeping this caterpillar alive were fruitless. 


We realized it was a fake. 

I’m sure someone was watching us make fools of ourselves. 

We can walk the streets and spot fake lips, handbags, boobs, and a number of other things from a mile a way, but cannot recognize fake nature. This is why we need to get out and experience it once in a while.

3 Comments so far

  1. Sheeraz (unregistered) on April 15th, 2010 @ 4:56 am

    So people are now throwing up fake caterpillars on sidewalks to fool people? Strange….

  2. Candy Mitchell (unregistered) on April 24th, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    Oh so sad, people are so cruel at times.

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