If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning, torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day... EB White
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Breaking the icy trail
Geese taking off from pond
Much to my surprise, when all of the other Canada Geese were flying off the small ice free area of Bassett Creek Pond this week, one stayed behind and diligently broke its own trail through the ice. I was impressed with its sense of purpose, battling the icy water. It simply stuck its neck out and flapped its big webbed feet to gradually make its way across the pond, leaving a trail behind.
Earlier this fall I had a blog entry about the need for people to blaze new trails. This goose was a shining example for us all!