Deep passion — to find out about the whole of existence — goes far beyond details and fragmentary parts.
There can be a holistic awareness, not merely of the five “separate” senses that one “has,” but rather “as” the holistic senses working together harmoniously, as one, without thought/thinking constantly interfering, separating.
When one was young, one mustered up all of the energy that one had to perceive the truth and the whole. That’s the only way to be!
Order comes through understanding and perception… not via rigid, limited ideals which bring about conflict.
Many animals value life just as we do… maybe even more so.
Look beyond the learned patterns; see beyond the limited, learned symbols.
True wisdom goes beyond perceived borders and is therefore truly compassionate and caring.
Excellent photo Tom! Such beautiful insects, in our area we call them candy stripped leafhoppers.
Thank you, Belinda; that is an awesome name for them! 🙂 They sure are beautiful, though diminutive!
Amazing insect – what a happy and colorful beauty🌿
Yes, P&B, they are very beautiful! Very common in our area! Only around half a centimeter long. 🙂
I have never seen one of those. Maybe we don’t have them in Texas. Great picture
I checked, and they occur in Texas too, Francis. They are only around 1/2 of a centimeter long, and they often go to the opposite side of a leaf or stem from where you are (so they are very good at evading detection). That’s probably why you missed them so far. Very common in our area! 🙂
Will keep my eye out for one of these colorful leafhoppers!
Thanks, Jazz! They are quite common. Photographed another one today when i was out next to some woods. 🙂
What a stunner, he looks like he’s ready to race! Great capture, Tom!
Thanks much, Donna! Good point about his pose! He is like that because, in all probability, he saw me way before i saw him, and his stance is to allow him to instantly “hop,” with a gigantic leap away, should i come too close for comfort! 🙂
Nice wings! We only have the lime-green ones here (unless the snazzy ones are hiding from me).
We have both, Linda. You probably have both too. Just a variation (maybe dependent on what particular plant they have been feeding on). If you have time, read what was written to Donna right above. 🙂
Aha – then he (or she) is here in Michigan and sees me, this hulking creature, and has already taken that big leap before I come upon him/her. I know I’d remember that colorful creature if I saw it!
They are just so incredibly small that most people never see them whatsoever. 🙂
Incredible photo and bug! I’ve never seen one of those.
I appreciated that, Sabine. About not seeing one… please read what was written to others here. 🙂
I will do that! Thanks!
Definitely, if we looked around ourselves feeling we’re one with One everything wouldacquire a completely different meaning.
Yes, but we have to be very careful with this because mere identification (with something) is not it. 🙂
You have learned much about life, Leafhopper. lol.
Sorry, Tom, couldn’t resist. Great post!
Thanks, (and funny), Minnesota Michael! 🙂
Beautiful leafhopper! Love the colors! 🙂
Thank you, Kym! … so do eye! 🙂
Thanks, Sidra! 🙂
I had never seen it, what beauty of color! Congratulations Tom! 🙂
So many wonderfully appropriate thoughts to accompany the image! 🙂
There’s no question that animals value life. I can’t prove it, but I’ve seen it. It’s rather like your leafhopper. Once you’ve seen it, you can’t forget it!