Saturday, March 6, 2010
Love Can Make Ya Crazy...!
I'm sure that all of us at one time or another have seen someone we know do some really stupid things in the name of love!
If we were to admit it, then we might just own up to being one of those folks that lose all traces of common sense and acts all stupid...just because of the wild passion that takes control of us.
No telling how many crimes have been committed, how many silly and embarrassing acts have been performed, how much money has been stupidly thrown away just to impress...all in the name of love!
I've seen supposedly grown and intelligent men act like total idiots, women act like giggling young girls, and youngsters look and act like zombies...just because of love!
Maybe, though, it's isn't really love at all! Maybe it's just a primal instinct that we all have! Maybe it's the urge to mate and reproduce! In other4 words, maybe it's really just the urge for SEX!
But we, as humans, can take some little comfort in the fact that we are NOT alone in this affliction! It happens in the animal world almost more often than we know.
I'm sure that we have all seen the videos of mountain goat rams, banging heads on the side of a mountain, or of deer and elk clashing horns and hoofs in order to determine the baddest in the pack and first to choose the ladies, dogs and cats fighting for the same reason...in fact, all animals and all humans do some wild and crazy things during what we call the "mating season"!
This story from the Houston Chronicle will show you exactly what I'm talking about!
March 4, 2010, 4:22PM
STONINGTON, Conn. — Wildlife experts said love could be in the air for a red-tailed hawk with a penchant for dive-bombing people in a Connecticut town.
The belligerent bird is probably trying to impress potential mates and protect its nest as it enters its mating season, they say — and woe to unsuspecting pedestrians in Stonington, a shoreline town bordering Rhode Island.
The hawk has attacked at least five people recently, including a woman who was cut on the head this week. It has also has snatched a boy's hat, snagged headphones from a man on a lawnmower and even attacked a car.
Stonington animal control officer Rae-Jean Davis and the director of a nearby nature center say there are no plans to kill the angry avian, but its nest may be moved to a less populated area.
After reading stories like this, I can see just another reason to be like a Hermit! I can also be very thankful that I'm old enough to be in control (mostly) of my senses to know when I'm acting like an idiot, and change directions!
One can only hope that if and when the time comes again, I'll behave properly! No guarantees here, just saying that I'll try...OK?
Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit outside at the patio table. Oh, and by the way, keep an eye on the birds on the power line...OK?