WTF! There’s a snake on my bed! Oh, it was already dead.
What happened? I woke up this morning feeling a bit under the weather. So, I just stayed in my bed. Just laying there like a dead log before my grandma called me to have breakfast. I grumbled a little but I got up anyway. I said a little prayer of thanks before I trudged my way to the bathroom to wash my face and do my business.
When I went back to my bed to get my phone, imagine my surprise when I saw this little snake in the middle of my bed. I am not afraid of snakes but I am wary of them especially if I don’t know if it’s poisonous or not. I handled snakes before. Just a month ago, I was cleaning my room when I stumbled upon a snake near my desk. Don’t you dare laugh when I told you that I used a wooden spoon to get the snake and put it in a Tupperware. I mean, that’s the first thing I got since I keep those in a cabinet near it. My cousins who came to see what I was doing saw the snake and immediately get a sack and I transferred it. I mean, we live in a place where snakes are pretty plentiful. My grandma and I are staying at our farm house. She favors this house than our house near the city. Ever since she suffered from stroke, she likes to be in a place where there is peace and quiet. Unlike the hustle and bustle of the highway near our other house. Snakes, though, sometime make an appearance in the most unlikely places. Once, I was in the bathroom to get my dirty laundry when I got the urge to pee. I just sat in the toilet to do it when this snake just crawled on my feet. I was shocked but didn’t move. I just let it pass. It was fairly huge and really, really bright green. It was beautiful.
Anyway, back on the story, I saw this little snake and I found out that it was already dead. I think one of my cats did the crime. The end part of the tail and part near the head suffered from bite and claw marks. I think my cat, Quito, played with it until it died. I just had no idea how it ended in my bed. I don’t know if he brought it there when I went to the bathroom or I slept with a dead snake beside me.
Okay, shuddering at that thought…
I just picked it up and I threw it near the trees to become fertilizer for the plants.
Then, I suddenly had a thought. Life is really short. They said that we should live everyday as if each day is our last. We don’t really know when we will die. We don’t have any control as to what will happen in the future. Like the snake, it may be just happily looking for something to eat before my cat pounced on it, ending its existence. We should really be thankful for each day that we are still breathing. Still able to say we love our family, friends and hell, even our pets. We should really be thankful to spend those moments with that special someone. Oh wait, I don’t have a special someone. Well, he is special to me. But, I am just a long forgotten friend for him.
So, I just took a deep breath and whispered to the wind:
“Hey you, over there, remember that I’ve always love you.”