She was just out for a stroll on a Wednesday evening when her life changed forever.
The trail was always quiet and it gave her time to think about what was important in life. She did not have to think long. Her life had little purpose and she felt that she was not making a difference. Her existence was that of a functionary. All of the loose ends and minutiae were overwhelming. She remembered what Chekhov had said, “Any idiot can face a crisis—it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.”
“Well, hello, there,” she heard a voice say. She was so absorbed in her thoughts that she did not notice the insect on the grassy knoll above her. She stopped walking and her thoughts stilled.
“Are you looking for Bug Nights?” asked the insect. The insect seemed calm and its question was intriguing.
“Bug Nights?” she asked, “What are Bug Nights?”
“Bug Nights are what make life worth living,” the insect replied, “You gather with friends, learn about body parts, are given free license to say things such as ‘anal prolegs,’ and meet new friends.”
Could it give her life purpose? Would she make a difference? Would she have something to think about on her long walks?
“How do I start?” she asked the insect.
“Follow me,” it said, and waived a long, hairy leg toward the St. Paul’s School campus.
Give your life purpose. Come to Bug Nights. We will see you on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 beginning at 6:00 PM sharp.