Interlude: Goose

Exit Depression Stage Left, Pursued by a Goose.

During my social media break, I’ve had several strange diversions. That’s part of why I wanted a break — it’s very easy to get into the scroll-lull and forget some of the wonders in the world around me. I’ve also been more than a little bit depressed, and that tends to make me retreat into my shell even more than my usual status as resident hermit.

One of my obsessions in my down time (that’s a clever play on words, as not only am I not doing a bunch, but I’m also depressed) has been with geese.

It started with me finally playing “Untitled Goose Game.” This game was a huge sensation back in the days of 2019, but I didn’t get a chance to sit down and play it until a month or so ago, and it tipped me into a slight obsession.

Untitled Goose Game by House House.

In the game, you play a goose. As someone who was a runner in addition to having spent a lot of time where geese hang out — geese are …

Well, they choose violence.

Canada Goose Family on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pittsburgh, PA. Image source: Author who was lucky not to be murdered by the geese.

The goose main character in Untitled Goose Game is no different. On its website, the game is described as “It is a lovely morning in the village and you are a…