I don’t know why cows seldom take a direct route, even to important destinations like water troughs, salt licks, and pastures. Cowpaths casually wander here and there with nary a right angle or straight line, even when following a straight fence or road.
Bovine eye anatomy prevents them from seeing directly in front or behind; perhaps they prefer a winding path so they can better see where they’re headed. But wouldn’t it be easier to just swing their heads a bit from side to side?
Do cows feel that straight lines are too primitive, geometrical, or tedious? Do they find winding paths to be more imaginative, interesting, and amusing? Or are they just insulted by hustle and offended by bustle?
I don’t know.
“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” –PSALM 16:11 (AMP)