Spin me confusion.
Question mark, exclamation, question mark.
Comic Book use of the English language.
My intro to Sunday morning.
For the past couple of days I’ve been thinking of conversations with neighbors and friends – did you know the guy that gases the truck is related by marriage to the near neighbor and the gas guy won’t talk politics (“I’m not smart enough”), but does consider Black’s a bad thing and (Insert ‘N’ word here). I thought most of that had died out.
Then there’s Outside The Lines morning article on Purple Drank – what’s that all about? Well, they told us. It is difficult to visualize; I mean, what with a man’s safety, income and reactions needing to be sharp and top-notch in a football game and all. Why drink something to bring down the natural defenses evolution so finely honed over the millennia.
I got to thinking about some of those conversations I’d listened to and integrating the information with what I think I know. Like, Deer and Mountain Goats like roads for the winter salt. They lick the asphalt for the stuff – deer especially at night, which explains why the Deer are on, not crossing the road at night, which, in answer to a friend, brings up the subject of why do deer go back the way they came from, which is usually directly across your vehicles path.
The answer to the deer thing is simple. The way they came from is clear and safe – they know that because they, themselves, have cleared that area by coming through it. Goats are another thing. They don’t seem to understand what a vehicle is.
Why? What’s the survival technique in cattle grazing into the wind and horses grazing down wind? Then there are Baboons sending a single pack member to the water hole while the rest wait. That’s understandable. The crocodiles need at least one chance for a meal.
So, when I hear the Purple Drank stuff and drinking and driving bit, I shake my head. But the following picture gave me pause:
Tell me, then, the survival mechanism at work here. People watch over the water. All manner of animals watch over the water.
Sheep turn their backs on the water.
Spin me confusion.
From the reaches,