Day Job

Day Job Photograph by Laura Lecce
Day Job – Photograph by Laura Lecce

Imagine your day job consisted of rebuilding your home from scratch every single day. That’s exactly what this crab, along with millions of other crabs are repetitively doing. They empty out their homes of the destruction the tide brings in with it each and every day. Some of these tiny little crabs get quite creative with their designs of rolled up little balls of sand. For this particular crab, he always exited his home on the right, and placed all the little balls on the left, and walked all the way around to place them on the outside, getting progressively further away from the entrance. Every single pattern of sand balls around the homes of these crabs looked different, as was each of their methods. Maybe they each have a plan that I cannot possibly understand. Has any individual crab ever tried to do it differently? Or each day, every individual repeats their own distinct pattern? I guess I will never know, but it always interesting to wonder.

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7 thoughts on “Day Job

  1. Beautiful photo!! Very interesting thought, ” What if I rebuilt my home everyday?” Instead of our lives being multifaceted, our lives would become very singular. Yikes it would be hard to give up my play time!! Great post!!

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  2. The deep thought you’ve had about these tiny creatures is inspiring. So many of us would not even notice their existence, and you find so much more through interest and observation.

    Brilliant photo!! 😄

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