Monday, September 26, 2011
This Too Shall Pass?
I was staring at this cloud formation and marveled at how it looked like the USA to me. Florida had shrunk a bit and the East Coast was fatter and it seemed Texas might be taking over California but close enough. Plus all those flaws made me laugh. I found the dark and light contrast prophetic and the rays at top hopeful.
I couldn't help but feel that the cloud said so much about the state of our country. Dark appears to be gaining over light and the landscape is shifting.
Soldiers are booed because they're gay.
Crowds cheer when an execution is mentioned.
Presidential candidates rip into one another over the few things that actually make them human. Perry gets crucified for thinking immigrant children should be educated and Romney is punished for creating a healthcare system in his state that the entire country should be following. Sad.
We can blame politics and economics but in the end WE are all responsible for the country we live in. I remember a quote that basically said the true test of a person is how they behave when things aren't going well.
We're failing that test.