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Grasshopper Help?


by e.e. cummings
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Last night when I got home, we found a grasshopper on the mirror in the foyer.  For me, it’s most definitely a first in my life.  I can honestly say, I’ve never found a green flying grasshopper in my home.   My boys had friends over and the 4 boys were in awe as was I!  When one of the boys tried to gently catch the grasshopper, he flew around and then landed in the next room.  On the next attempt, the grasshopper landed on one of their legs and then jumped to the wall again.  As a girl, I can verify that they all screamed like girls ~ especially the one that got landed on!  Finally one of my sons gently grabbed the grasshopper and carried him outside.  When he ran back in the house, he said that the grasshopper was following him, but we closed the front door.

I looked up green grasshopper on the internet to see what the symbolism is of discovering a grasshopper in your home because I feel like it’s a sign.  However, I wasn’t able to definitively figure out anything.  So, I’d like to ask for some help please.  Would this be considered a totem animal?  Would it be considered significant?

Any ideas?  Any suggestions?

I’m not sure where to turn…so I figured someone might know!

Thanks for your help!