I thought my little cottage needed screens –
I had them on the wish list from the start.
But reconstruction soaked up all my means
before we got to insect blocks. In part
I was okay with screen delay – they thwart
the bugs but also compromise the view.
I called a halt and thought I would make do.
It happened I was in for a surprise,
because we had installed a ceiling fan.
It turns out that its breeze dissuades the flies;
mosquitos, moths and others I would ban
don’t favor moving air in their lifespan.
I learned again the lesson time keeps giving:
acquiring better practices, through living.