We go where the road takes us
On the porch at the Stone Village Grocery in Fort Davis, Texas, I had a conversation with two DPS Troopers (Highway Patrol for you non-Texans). I asked where they went each day in their territory, which is the size of several eastern states. He didn’t hesitate – we go where the road takes us.
While hiking in the Davis Mountains nearby, I watched a peregrine falcon fly overhead, then disappear in an impossibly fast dive. When I got back to the Stone Village Tourist Camp, where we stayed for almost a week, I looked it up on the excellent Cornell website, and a peregrine falcon is exactly what I had seen. I hiked in the area again several times, but never saw the bird again.
The Troopers go where they will, without a plan. The bird sees prey, and dives.
I’m not sure what this all means, but it seems important.