|Whitley Bay poster|
When I first moved to New Jersey, I was astonished to see geese still hanging out in the snow. I thought for sure they were migratory birds and flew south for the winter.
And then I realized they were Canadian geese, and that New Jersey is south of Canada at least by a few miles. And I supposed that New Jersey was warmer than Canada, but it seemed to me that was a matter of semantics, because cold is cold.
Of course, I know better than that, as my Canadian friends assure me, "You don't know cold, mortal." But I just thought that if I was a goose, Canadian or not, I'd fly at least as far as South Carolina.
But then again, I was also astonished to see the deer here in the New Jersey winter. It took me a good minute to remember that deer don't have wings, and they don't fly south.
Someday, when I'm old and the children think I know something again, I'm going to take this wrinkly, sagging bag of bones and a purple plaid bikini off to the beaches of south Florida. I'll probably tweet about it too--right up to the moment I get et by a shark.