Current mood: sad
On my 30-mile bike ride today, I witnessed the following. I was riding along Babcock Blvd. when a butterfly flew across my path of travel, maybe 20 in front of me, passing from right to left. A car passed me at about that point. It was not speeding. At best it was moving maybe 30 to 35 mph. The butterfly was at about windshield level. I could tell that they were on a collision course.
What happened, though, was that they did not collide. The air current from the car blew the butterfly 10 to 15 feet in the air. From that height, it dropped like a rock, onto the pavement next to me as I rolled by. The best I can figure is that the air current broke the poor thing's anatomy in some way. I did not stop to investigate.
It just made me hate cars all that much more. Never drive your car, if you can possibly help it. You have no idea what damage you are doing, every time it leaves your driveway.