Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Geese and Statue

The other day I passed by Loveland Lake which is next to the Loveland High School. There was a sculpture on the lawn between the lake and school of a football player in accoutrement dating back from the '40s. All around the football player was a flock of geese. Most were lying down. No one was touching anyone else.

I have questions. Were the geese just being companionable? Were they worshiping? Did they consider the man statue a friend, a leader, a team member, a god?

Later when I drove by again, the geese were gone. The man was still there, ready to throw the ball but never quite doing it.

It had been an interesting tableau.


Jen said...

tableau...nice word.

I choose "a god."

Momstheword said...

You know, that is interesting! It's not that they like people particularly, unless they think they're going to get a handout. Hummm! Contemplate, contemplate.