Thursday, July 4, 2013

Don't Honk, We're Geese

Driving through the local Lowe's parking lot the other day, we happened upon a strange convoy. It was not a convoy of cars or trucks heading into or out of the home improvement store planning to execute projects designed to improve the quality of our personal environments--but rather it was a convoy of geese walking unhurriedly through the parking lot.

It was last Sunday morning and Chris and I were loaded up with additional materials necessary to complete the shed project. The rain clouds were already forming and we needed to get the roof covered on the newly constructed shed. Even so, we took a few minutes to watch the procession of geese.

They walked slowly exerting their right to be in and on the parking lot. I chuckled to myself about what they might be planning to purchase at Lowe's.

As they passed, it was clear that we were helping to keep them safe by alerting other, less aware drivers to the parade.

And then, sadly, it was time to be on our way armed with a couple of images and some memories of the unhurried gaggle which had just wandered into and then out of our lives.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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