Today, I walk earlier than usual and experience a slight bit of unease. For the first 30 minutes I see only two other people
There have been rare reports of cougar and bear along the creek – the knowledge of which makes me very aware of my isolation.
When I turn back, I begin to meet more people, the majority of whom are wearing MP3s and IPods.
We smile in greeting and I say “good morning.” Of course they do not hear me. Nor did they hear any of the bears or cougars that snuck up on them from my earlier flight of imagination.
When the cranky Canadian Goose tunes up his honker, they don’t notice. And they ignore the accompanying drumming of the water that cascades over the berms.
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