Friday, April 1, 2011
RECOGNITION--STEP NUMBER 1
Yes, recognition is step number one in any branch of natural science. However, one important caveat is this: not every person of advanced age who appears to have jumped the fence of normalcy qualifies as a geezer. The knowledge you'll gain on this blog will help make initial recognition easier. Make the most of the extensive notes I've taken from dawn to dusk while charting the activities of our geezer earth mates, field notes that document sightings, the sounds they make in the morning, their footprints, behaviors, ranges and territories. I have listened to their tales and fables, some I'll share with you in the weeks to come. Many geezers have features that are bizarre, while others look exactly as you'd expect one to look. Occasionally, you'll encounter a handsome, silver-haired man, who is nicely dressed. Yet when you peel away his outerwear--there you have it--suspenders. Get to know him better, say, on a visit to his man-cave, and you'll see posters of antique tractors above his bed. A diverse group of hominids, to be sure, and one that has certainly captured my imagination. Be careful, though, because you, too, may be permanently altered by your association with geezers.