Haiku ~ 7/25/15 Ninja Crab


Happenstance meeting

Not sure who was more afraid

“Little Ninja Crab”



Lorrie ❤



I had my last injection in my knee on Tuesday.  I walked up to my door (sue me…I had my cell phone in my hand so I was not looking EXACTLY where I was going) and guess who I found at my front door?  Yes, Little Ninja Crab.  I screamed, much like my snake scream, mainly because I was startled (unlike my snake scream!)

Of course my first thought was, “I need a photo of him!”  He was content to oblige me, that is until I decided I needed to get a little closer…and WHAM!!  Ninja hands were up and ready with lightning fast speed.

I believe he is a “blue land crab.”  I think he is beautiful.  If you are interested, here is a Wikipedia link that will tell you more about him.

A friend shushed him away from the door.  I don’t know what I was thinking…I was still in the hallway (approximately a 12ft hallway).  Suddenly Ninja Crab started running right at me!!!  I turned on my newly injected knee, and ran down the hallway screaming!!  As luck would have it for my neighbor, he made a quick left turn just as she was coming around the corner.  Now all three of us were screaming!!  Well, I didn’t actually hear Ninja Crab, I just assume he was as frightened as the two of us! 😉

I looked on several sights for the meaning of being visited by a crab.  There were several interesting ideas:

The crab never takes a direct or forward path…most times it runs sideways…so it is a reminder that sometimes a problem can be solved by coming at it sideways as opposed to head on.  It is also a reminder that not all paths lead directly to a goal and that your inner voice may be trying to lead you in a different way.

And the meaning that seemed to make the most sense to me giving the events that ensued the following day, is that the crab reminds us we can wear our own protective armor when we need to.  You know the saying, “Hurt people hurt.”  I was the recipient of a loved one’s hurt, and it hurt really bad.  I visualized my pretty Ninja Crab and I duplicated an armor of blue, and I slid inside.  It didn’t take the hurt away, but it didn’t let any more in.  All in all, a very successful strategy I’d say!

I am grateful for my visit from the Blue Ninja Crab.  I am Blessitude! ❤

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My healing journey on the continuum of "It's all wrong" to "It's all right!" I love art and the creative process, reading, writing, and playing tennis.

48 thoughts on “Haiku ~ 7/25/15 Ninja Crab

  1. Hi Lorrie,
    I was trying to comment on your post the other day when something got left off…
    Basically what I was trying to write was: WOW…. what a cool encounter 😉
    Very wise are you… to take a lesson from this potentially clueless crab, and what a beautiful heart of strength to know your boundaries, knowing you weren’t actually under attack 🙂 One more thing: thank heavens for your newly injected knee!
    ALoha, Ka


    1. Hi Ka! I’m sorry your words got cut off …I hate when that happens! But I’m really happy you tried again as it is so nice to hear from you! Thanks for your support…it’s nice to have the message reinforced by other dear souls!! Have a super wonderful weekend ♡

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