Saturday, October 17, 2009
(regarding our variable legacies)
The Rabbi looked at the congregation and looked at the departed and looked back at the congregation. "Well, his brother was worse."
Little things do mean a lot. Only a very small man would refuse to tie a small child's shoelace. Perhaps that is why we love dogs and small garden plots. They allow us to be decent in a small way. John Keegan said that during WW-I the British trenches were the scene of intense gardening. We had a saying on the ships, "Big dogs don't bark."
Regarding our furry friends. There is a line in Blade Runner when the inventor tries to console the replicant, Rutger Hauer, who is about to kill him, "The light that burns the brightest ..."