I don’t know if it was a copra. Or another venomous snake. But it was kind of scary. And it let my mind do another funny thing, later, on the next day
The other day, I was doing my usual run. At a different place than usual, with more nature around me.
Suddenly, I saw a group of other spectators standing around a spot, excitingly gesticulating.
I stopped, being curious, and then I saw it.
A baby snake. 🐍
Raising its head.
We were not certain about the exact species name, but it possibly is a copra. It raised its head and yes, it was a bit scary.
I or other people could have possibly stepped on it, killed or, or got bitten.
I ran the same route the next day.
Much more cautious.
It was darkish, still, as it was early morning.
Again, I saw something on the street, something much bigger.
Curved like a snake.
What shall I do?
Then, I realised, that it was just a branch laying on the street. 🎋
Just resembling a (much bigger) snake.
That’s the tricks our mind plays on us.
It distorts reality and turns a branch into a snake to warn us.
It whispers: "This shape resembles the shape from yesterday - be careful.”
The mind distorted reality and turned the branch into a snake... in my mind, it became real, for just a moment.