In counterpoint to yesterday's message about the mortality of matrimony, I offer something simple and affirming. I've probably mentioned once or twice over the years that Company O. has a flock of Canadian Geese that live on the campus most of the year. As it is early summer, this year's goslings have hatched and they are following their elders around to learn the business of being a goose. They're still small and fuzzy, though some of them are showing signs of growing their adult flight feathers.
The geese are hardly tame, but are used to having people walk around them all the time. They won't let themselves be petted but they will let humans get within about a yard of them without trouble. I was able to snap some pictures of a couple goslings and geese (see above) while I was on my way back from a computer lab last night using the camera on my cell phone.
I like seeing the goslings. It reminds me that life is going on, aside from all my personal petty troubles. They also look oh-so-cute. I need a little of that every once in a while.
on 2006-06-24 at 8:20 a.m.
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