During certain times of the year, there is a sudden showing up of those winged ants, some not more than a centimeter, some an inch long.
These flying insects always appear in my toilet, trapped in the pails of water that my mum keep. Perhaps they are attracted by the reflections of the light above, misled that they were actually flying towards the moon.
I don’t like to see them struggling. I hate the sight of them inside the toilet bowl, pails.
So i save them.
Most of the time, i will use my clothing to help them out of their predicament, letting them have something to cling on to. Or i will fold small pieces of the toilet paper and lead them to climb on. Sometimes, i am quite puzzled by the length i go to save them.
But it was the reflection of the light source above that leads them to their doom. In the case, after i helped them out, it is only a matter of time before they start flying towards another water body again.
So that leads me to the question. If you know that something or someone you save will and is determined to seek another way to die, would you still do the rescue act in the first place?