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Nobody Comes In Second

I know that a lot of people will read an LJ post and skip the comments. One of my dearest friends, mmbutler responded to my previous post, and his words were too good to be hidden by a link:

"Do you suppose this just might hasten the day when any sane person speaking of 'my race' will mean the human race? Then yes, we all won."

Mike, you have never been more eloquent. Or so right.

And when we are all that sane, we'll realize that that the human race is one that everyone must win, or nobody will. Then we'll pick each other up when we stumble, carry those of us who can't run, give each other sustenance when we're hungry, forgive those who bump into us, hold each others' hands when it gets dark, shepherd those who stray from the course, and stop to dance once in awhile.


DANCE BIG


Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
Gonna mulch it deep and low
Gonna make it fertile ground

Inch by inch, row by row
Please bless these seeds I sow
Please keep them safe below
'Till the rain comes tumbling down

Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones
We are made of dreams and bones
Need a place to call my own
'Cause the time is close at hand

Grain for grain, sun and rain
Find my way in nature's chain
Till my body and my brain
Tell the music of the land

Plant your rows straight and long
Season with a prayer and song
Mother Earth will make you strong
If you give her loving care

Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
Gonna mulch it deep and low
Gonna make it fertile ground


Garden Song
by David Mallett




Comments

( 1 comment — Rap On, Sibling, Rap On )
mmbutler
Nov. 7th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
As you know, Bob... In terms of policy, I am expecting to be sucking lemons during this man's administration.

But this aspect of it I can hold out as cold sweet lemonade, and at my little stand I've gone and flipped the "FIV3 CENTZ" sign over and printed "FREE" on it in big block letters.
( 1 comment — Rap On, Sibling, Rap On )