Monday, May 21, 2012

Zugunruhe

Not as pleasant as beet soup.

Zugunruhe: In ethology, this is anxious behavior in migratory animals (especially birds) that are prevented from migrating when they normally would. When these animals are enclosed they exhibit this behavior in seasons when they would normally migrate.

Zugunruhe: Restlessness that an animal displays at the time of its usual migration.

Zugunruhe: The need to migrate, a seasonally occurring restlessness.

Zugunruhe: That itch you get when backpacking season comes around, when you look at your boss and your boss looks at you and you both know that it's over, and you will be on the trail again, and you can't help it.

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Zugunruhe, as she is known: Go there.

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