Not Enough of … Me


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.

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