A bobcat ran in front of my car last week. Because I’d never seen one, I thought I was hallucinating. It looked like a giant, cartoon tabby cat, and it flew across the road in a fast float. At home, I did a Google search to make sure they live in Pennsylvania, and they do.
A few days later, in the same exact spot, three fat male turkeys suddenly halted my car. I imagine deer hunting season stirs up the wild critters. I thought about their ability to run free.
This time of year it’s hard to feel free. It seems we’re pinned down with present buying, cookie making, friends and relatives visits, and food preparation. As we put restrictions on ourselves, we worry we can’t possibly connect with all the people who are meaningful to us.
That bobcat was unrestricted, and those fat turkeys ran loose. Let’s all live for the moment. Float on and fly free.