Sunday, March 23, 2014
Taking a Break from the Early 20th Century
Recently I have been devoting most of my leisure hours to researching short-form comic articles from the time of The Great War. This involves many hours slouching in front of my computer. As a much-needed break from this compulsive hobby, I roused myself this afternoon and took a stroll to the nearby reservoir.
I found a bench seat by the water and observed geese carefully washing and grooming themselves. What could be more restful! I marveled at the contortions of their serpentine necks.
After a time the geese grew tired of my attentions and paddled out to deeper water. I quite understood. I myself would feel uneasy if geese wanted to watch me in the shower. (I would surely suffer some embarrassment in falling short of their standards. I am neither as flexible nor as fastidious in grooming as they are. However, I give myself points for being toilet-trained.)