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Once when I was a youth roaming the countryside moving from one pasture to the next looking for animals, wood or fish, I crossed a gravel road and saw a bobcat that had just been run over. I always feel a little pity for something run over after all its not a good way to go. But this bothered me in another way that was difficult to put a finger on at the time, but for some reason that thought happened to drift back into my mind the other day and the clouds parted for a few seconds and it was clear. The bobcat is yet another example of the brilliance of evolution and how creatures over thousands of years evolve in order to survive the ever changing planet. Everything from the shape of the head to the placement of muscles on the leg is engineered by the mighty mysterious power of evolution that is constantly adapting to the challenges of time. This bobcat usually reclusive and seldomly seen was relatively left undamaged from the accident which allowed me to see him in all of his brilliance a beautiful creature. Then I thought about how the bulk of the evolutionary change in this animal had actually happened long ago when the planet was a very different place but it has continued to evolve even if in just small ways since his ancestors roamed the planet during the Pleistocene era.Yet here he was taken down by filthy man made invention which has also been evolving at what seems to be a much faster rate. I thought about how he and I might have been designed for a more simple life that maybe our evolution had stopped hundreds if not thousands of years ago while the machines continue to evolve. He was caught by fate/evolution or just bad luck yet I was still running.So it would seem we animals have two options, one is to hide and wait the other is to run…and my wish is to run. We are here to run and not to hide. So say a silent prayer to those who have fallen,lend a hand to those that are in need,give thanks for the blessing to still have the chance to run and pick up that spear and run, run hard and don’t look back.
We are creatures of action and so it should be…..