Wandering the Park I took H dog and K dog out tonight through Waller Park. I was trying not to follow roads or other pathways. I just wanted to run through the trees, past ponds, across fields, or wherever I felt like running without acknowledging the roads or pathways. But I find that I want to run roads or pathways. Not to make more of this than it is, but I wonder if it is a evolutionary preference. Just as people like photography that displays pathways, water, and open sky, I wonder if human beings want to be near these things due to deep natural selection. Of course, I ran past the ponds with the ducks and geese as well as the pond with the so-called “Monkey Island.” So, in other words, I ran practically the same tracks I always run at Waller. As usual, it’s difficult to get much distance here. But luckily, I wasn’t looking for much distance. At one point, H dog took off running toward an animal in the middle of the park. I’m not sure what it was, but it looked like a skunk. I am very glad that she listens to me when I call her back or else we could have had a bad situation. Or it could have been a cat. Or a raccoon. Or a shark. But we ended up having a nice run through the dark park. And maybe we saw a shark. Or maybe it was my imagination.

Wandering the Park I took H dog and K dog out tonight through Waller Park. I was trying not to follow roads or other pathways. I just wanted to run through the trees, past ponds, across fields, or wherever I felt like running without acknowledging the roads or pathways. But I find that I want to run roads or pathways. Not to make more of this than it is, but I wonder if it is a evolutionary preference. Just as people like photography that displays pathways, water, and open sky, I wonder if human beings want to be near these things due to deep natural selection. Of course, I ran past the ponds with the ducks and geese as well as the pond with the so-called “Monkey Island.” So, in other words, I ran practically the same tracks I always run at Waller. As usual, it’s difficult to get much distance here. But luckily, I wasn’t looking for much distance. At one point, H dog took off running toward an animal in the middle of the park. I’m not sure what it was, but it looked like a skunk. I am very glad that she listens to me when I call her back or else we could have had a bad situation. Or it could have been a cat. Or a raccoon. Or a shark. But we ended up having a nice run through the dark park. And maybe we saw a shark. Or maybe it was my imagination.

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