Two tangentially related thoughts are entwining in my brain like a pair of sea otters at play.. they haven’t quite come together yet, but something is Wrong.

First, on the way to work, I gazed out over some hills at a forest and I thought to myself, “How long has it been since I walked in anything that could be remotely considered ‘wilderness.?”

Second, coming home from work, I saw a woman out walking her dog. She was over on the sidewalk (this is Cambridge..there are ALWAYS sidewalks) but she had on one of these fluorescent bibs that people put on so as not to be run down by traffic as they run or bike. But I mean… she was way off on the sidewalk. And all I could think was, this woman had to don her ‘safety gear’ to walk her freakin dog!!

Why are we all so afraid?