Tuesday December 13th 2011 Tim
At a certain age much of
the night time is spent wandering around in a rather pointless manner,
which should be no comfort to those of us who still consider themselves
young, or agile or discontented by the recent suggestion the Higgs Boson
might actually be real. My own solution to reawakening at least
one assumed purpose of nighttime is a wander around outside
in bare feet upon frosty grass. And here, it's important to
remember attire, because while Deer find nakedness in elderly Humans
alarming, they do appear charmed and refreshed by a red nightie upon which a
herd of small Reindeer gallop happily through snowflakes and Mistletoe.
The professionals tell me that Deer
have excellent night vision. For my part, I can attest only to the
truth of the statement that Deer see better under moonlight than I do, which
in no way gives them a bragging right. I, however, have over the years
had my opportunity to refine a Rabbit chasing ability of which I am proud,
seeing a Rabbit out there on the path is a temptation no matter the time of day.
can pretty much guess the direction of a Rabbit's retreat, and sometimes I outwit them, a feat
that even under moonlight I do not need the assistance of Deer to accomplish.
So next time, off comes the nightie.