“In the beginning, God created the earth, and he looked upon it in His cosmic loneliness.
And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close to mud as man sat up, looked around, and spoke. Man blinked. "What is the purpose of all this?" he asked politely.
"Everything must have a purpose?" asked God.
"Certainly," said man.
"Then I leave it to you to think of one for all this," said God.
If I could, I would Raise a fortress to the sky -- A stronghold of words, Each one carefully chosen For your protection So no harm would come to you: No slings, no arrows. If, by chance, you were wounded, The words would be balm, As healing as phoenix tears. And thus, it would be -- My love of words, and of you Entwining, always.
I have tried to avoid politics, for So Many Reasons. Yet, because it is Not Quite Politics, I did watch a Tonight Show clip in which various Americans recorded "thank you" messages for Michelle Obama, and then were be surprised by an appearance by Michelle herself.
What a lovely, heartwarming, and heartfelt video. How wonderful for these people to have an opportunity to meet the woman who has inspired them in so many ways; and how wonderful for Michelle, too, to feel appreciated and valued. She has done good, indeed.
NinjaHead resides with a muffin-baking woman known herein as Herself. Herself has a Beloved Husband, with whom she shares three nearly-grown Offspring. When she is not writing Things, Herself nurtures a visceral fondness for small furry creatures. The household menagerie, which has varied in size and composition over the years, presently contains a minuscule middle aged chihuahua, a most mild-mannered senior chihuahua, and a very small hamster who, due to the prominence of his gonads, seems to need trousers for decency.