In Evanston I used my birthday money to buy an ice-cream cone, then walked back. Migrating Canada geese were lined along the shoreline, resting in silhouette against silver water. I watched them, and thought about how I was right here, so close to all this beauty, how it was peaceful and free. How much our lifestyles keep us from remembering that this is what is real. I envied the geese. They didnt' have to go to work in the morning.
I need to figure out how to not go to work in the morning.