A simple errand turned complicated so I started home at dusk (later than I intended). I crept along counting the beads on a chain of red lights that stretched along ahead of me. To my left gray shapes of geese settled down for the night on the smooth plain of the sod farm. I knew that one day I would be running errands and notice that the geese had left, called by their leader because it was time to go home. Stuck in traffic, I waited and realized that all they were doing was waiting too.