Two things happened recently: I developed a rather fierce interest in Adobe Photoshop thanks to my geeky obsessions with comics. And a goose decided to nest right outside our office.
And what amazed me about the goose was how she sat through all the bad weather we've had in the last week or two - rain, cold spells, gale force winds - without wavering from her nest and in the absence of whining.
Once I took the kids to see her and gave her a piece of bread. After some initial hostility while she scoped us out, she ate the bread and very graciously gave us a glimpse of five huge eggs in her nest. Motorsandal and Youngling were thrilled to bits.
Then after a quick stretch, she was back on those eggs again.
Since she is directly on the way into our building, we all pass her by on the way in and out. She watches each of us carefully to make sure we don't make any sudden advances. The gander is around, and close by at all times, but he gets to bhatko here and there. Its the goose here who has to stay rooted to one spot.
How's that for commitment!
In any case I've decided to call Mother Goose Nirupa and used her to make one of those annoying inspirational posters that provide me with minutes of entertainment during flights - while flipping through hugely addictive in-flight catalogs and going from "who in their right minds would buy that?!" to "hey, I could use something like that. No, really".