Where do some of these themes come from?
Bears, beans and beer?
I live in an area in New York where there are bears. On top of that, I am a photographer who enjoys taking photos of nature, whether plants or animals.
But I’ve never seen a bear, outside of a zoo.
A few years ago, while still working for the local daily newspaper, I was covering a football game. A writer who I know, and who works for another paper, was also there to cover the game. When he arrived, he asked me if I had ever seen a bear before and if it was odd for it to be just standing on its hind legs.
Of course I wondered why he was asking me that.
Turns out, he was heading to the game on the one interstate and as he came around one bend, there was a bear, on the side of the road, on its hind legs.
If it was me, I would have tried to find a way to stop and snap some photos. He kept driving.
I’ve heard more than once people around here seeing bears. I’ve yet to see one.
There’s one local establishment where a bear regularly visits and ransacks their dumpster. Maybe he’s seeking beans. Maybe a beer. Who knows. But I know several people who’ve had the chance to see it.
I’ve never seen a moose live, either. I’ve wanted to, but no luck.
But never the elusive bear.
I’m not a fan of beans. But I imagine bears are. So I wonder if I cooked up a couple pots of beans and put them out somewhere if I could see a bear and take some photos.
I could sit back with a cold beer or two and wait it out.
Though, knowing my lucky, I’d be left with a pot or two of crappy beans and some empty bottles. In the end, I still wouldn’t have bears, beans, and beer.
Where’s Yogi when you need him?
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