Tuesday, May 17, 2011

12 Step Program for Cicadas

There is a huge tree in front of our design firm. This is ground zero for the Poston and 29th Ave North Brood XIX (unit 116 Alpha Delta Gama.)

Creative Director Joel Anderson went out with his camera to document the 12 step program of cicadas trying to get their lives back on track after spending 13 years in dark and dirty places. After following one cicada who we will call Sammy, here is what we discovered about the 12-step cicada program:

Step 1: Admit that you are a creepy nymph and you need to change.
Step 2: Come out of your shell.
Step 3: Well... you get the picture.

Anyway, it was very interesting to see Sammy leave his former life of red-eyed sap-sucking mud-grubbing grovelling and blossom into a successful adult, ready to sing, fly, mate and die. (Above, we only show 9 of the 12 steps because he started doing some things we would rather not post on this blog!) He still has red eyes, but at least Sammy has finished the 12-step program—and with the help of billions of his reformed friends, he will never return to his former ways.

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