The Final Word Less One - on any subject anywhere any time that the author finds interesting -

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Storms happen.

Thunder and lightning, the sky grim and dark
Ancient trees groan and crack

Sun shines again on the show grounds,
revealing broken trees, the jump course flattened,
the dressage course in ruins,
and the Porta-Potty lies on its side...

But the rainbow offers a thin consolation...

And the volunteers are called and show up early. The organizer rebuilds the dressage arena. The jump course is set up once more. The technical delegate gives his blessing. The Porta-Potty is righted and hosed out. And...
The show goes on as scheduled.

If this had happened in Washington DC, the Republicans and the Democrats would still be arguing over who was to blame for the storm and trying to score "points" for the next election. They'd be debating whether the show was worth having. Fixing things always seems to fall to the ordinary people. You didn't see any politicians rushing into the burning buildings on 9/11 to try to rescue the victims. If we have to be our own firemen and stand fast against the hard times, it is a bad idea to question the religion, the politics or the sincerity of the guy who is handing you the bucket!

1 comment:

Tom Daly said...

Wouldn't you just love to see the congressmen righting and hosing out the Porta-Potty?