You know Albert Einstein…the brainiac who figured out stuff like E=MC2. If they had asked me, “what does Energy equal?” I’d probably would have said, “Um, I know there’s lots of Energy out there. It’s, like everywhere.” Heck, I can’t even figure out how to type the superscript “2″ in the equation.
But Einstein, he was smart. He thought, “Well, it’s Mass times something. Speed of sound? No. Weight in ounces? No. OH! The speed of light…squared!” Genius!
Despite his genius, Einstein had problems with day to day tasks. For instance, he couldn’t recognize his own house, so he painted his front door red to help prevent him walking past it on his way home from work. Genius.
This is the Canadian Goose in a nutshell.
Other birds flit and fly; some soar like eagles, others flap wildly like ducks. The Canadian goose is the Einstein bird, knowing to fly south in the winter, understanding that it’s aerodynamically advantageous to fly in a “V” formation, even switching out the lead goose to reduce fatigue. My mother in law swears that when she was a kid, geese were more thoroughly hunted, so they usually flew at night. Genius!
But the Canadian Goose is also an idiot. This amazing bird is more flight savvy than the Wright Brothers, but if a Canadian goose is crossing the road, and I drive up behind it in a car that is 50 times its size and 1000 times its weight, the goose is oblivious. It’s seconds from being crushed. My horn is blaring. He’s clueless. Genius.