Not Enough of … Me
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
Photos/story owned, written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
I slowed down as my eyes spotted something on the road up in front of me. Is it a turtle? A big turtle! I felt my heart jump in my throat.
Big turtles scare me … but, my nature is to protect something innocent … even if I’m afraid. They can really hurt one if they can bite you. The sounds are also, intimidating! I know. I have moved quite a few turtles from the roadway in my life.
I always put them to the side of the road they were traveling … toward. They know best where they are going … or they wouldn’t be pointed that way when I discovered them.
A turtle doesn’t know how much I care that he gets hit by a car. He is still going into fighting mode. I have to take a deep breath, tell that turtle … ‘I’m going to save you whether you know it or not’.
If it’s big, I watch my face so, it won’t bite my nose! I’m short! 🙂 I try to figure out best how to place my hands … no matter, I’m still afraid. One way or other, I’m going to save the turtle’s life.
It’s strange … I am protective of animals, people by nature. I would even protect an alligator from getting hit by a car. How? I am always improvising … that is my nature, also. I would figure out a way, even it took some time to think about it. I don’t have a definite plan … I’ve never had to save an alligator!
Sometimes … this is the bad thing … I have to accept there are going to be times … when circumstances will prevent me from being able to … save.
See, I always knew as a little girl that I would grow up to save the world. Have you ever heard of me? I didn’t think so. I didn’t grow up to save anything … excepting some animals, turtles … and truly, a life or two. I have saved a fish or two … insects, spiders (even though I don’t like some of them).
No, I didn’t save the world … I found out there wasn’t enough of me.