Thursday, October 20, 2011

Deep Thoughts

I try to walk my hyper giant of a puppy every morning before work so I can get rid of his energy and get a little exercise. I switch up between a few parks, all of which are built around the classic Lubbock Playa Lakes. All of these ponds are homes to hundreds of ducks and geese throughout the year. But one thing I've noticed is that each pond is also the stomping grounds for one and only one crane. I've become pretty entrigued by these little guys and have several pictures of them on my phone.

Why are they always alone?

 Is this the way they would want it? 

I can't help but feel sorry for them. I've spent many a minute thinking about what it would be like to be the only crane in a world of ducks. The crane is always standing off to one side of the pond all by his lonesome. He appears to be content... but is he really? I find it hard to believe that any living earthly creature could spend all of his days alone with no one else to talk to. You would literally be living in a world of your own thoughts and only your own thoughts. That thought is just plain terrifying to me. 

So, here's to you, Mr. Crane. You accomplish daily something that I couldn't accomplish for a week. I admire your strength. And if you ever get lonely, just hop on over to the next pond. I know another crane or two that could use a friend.

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