A woman named Luba Harrington returned to her New York apartment from her summer home last fall, bringing with her some flowers from a garden. When she began to arrange the flowers in a bowl, small grayish fly flew out. “I didn’t bother killing it.” Mrs. Harrington says. “It was such a small fly.”
The days passed and Mrs. Harrington noticed the fly hovering here and there, and in time she says, she became attached to it. She does explain the attachment she states it simply as a fact. Subsequently, she began to leave crumbs in a dish for the fly to eat and pour a droplet of water for the fly to drink, too. The fly, by then, was following Mrs. Harrington from room to room, and when she sat down it would light on her shoulder, on her hand, or her knee. The attachment, in fact, was deepening.
Then one day, Mrs. Harrington opened a window and the fly flew out. “So, if that’s what you want, that’s what you want.” she said to the fly as it left, and she shut the window. About 30 minutes, however, Mrs. Harrington came back to the room. Plastered against the outside of the window was the fly, and it was, she insist, beseeching her. “So I opened the window, and it flew in and went downward to the lamp on the desk, where it was warm.” Mrs. Harrington says. “It stayed there a while and then it flew over to me and finally landed on my knee.”
And the fly continued to live in Mrs. Harrington’s apartment, the attachment deepening. She felt proud and heroic being attached to it. When friends visited, she told them to be careful not to swat a fly, and although they looked at her a little oddly, she says she does not care.
1. What insects are the carriers of germs to our food? 2. What do you usually do once you see a fly on your food? 3. Who returned to New York apartment from her summer home? 4. What did she bring with her? 5. What insect flew when she began to arrange the flowers in a bowl? 6. Did she kill the fly? Why? 7. How did the house fly react when it was outside the window? 8. Can you have deep attachment with an insect too? 3 4 5 7
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