Y'all know those lil shrimp aquariums you can buy? Where it has a coral piece with tiny lil shrimp (like 9) and you just sit em by a window to grow algae n be living paperweights basically?
Well, long before my birth, my dad had 1. N he did the wrong thing, and stored it in a dark unlit closet. They all died. But 1. That lil shrimp is still living today. This fucker has not only survived but thrived the many unsunny, moving, shaking of small humans etc events which killed it’s siblings.
I don’t think these guys technically die either. It’ll just keep on living till it runs out of algae n starves.
Every now and then i eventually notice it and will proceed to spend a few minutes looking from every angle till i spot that lil darting creature when it stills.
This shrimp doesn’t give a fuck about me, or the world outside it’s little bubble. It just swims and keeps doing whatever it is shrimps do.
Makes me feel kinda philosophical. We’re all just doing and stressing about our things in our lil world regardless of the bigger things happening outside the glass…
Or I’m overanalyzing this lil shrimp. I think this fucker may outlive me. I’ll end up inheriting it and then passing it onto whatever younger fam i have on my deathbed.