Taxing Zen

Planning Ahead

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The wasp walked along the pavers, wings folded, probing each gap between siding and stone with quivering antenna. Then–discovery! A meal in the form of a pupa as large as the wasp itself.

Grabbing the prize, the wasp raced along its previous path, circling here, sprinting straightaway there. The pupa was long and difficult to hold. The wasp dropped and retrieved it several times, yet persisted in the frantic, apparently aimless ramble.

The lizard zipped down from the fence, shot across the pavers, and wrenched the pupa from the wasp. Returning to the fence, the lizard settled in for dinner.

The wasp spent a few minutes searching for the lost bounty before flying away.

When you find what you’re looking for, will you know what to do with it?


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