Thursday, 14 February 2008

Balance: What's Needed These Days

Because it's semi-holiday, here's a little story to make you smile. Courtesy of a friend who was born in Washington State and who would like to see a change in the White House, as you might guess,


God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God. "Where have you been?"

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."

"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of earth. "For example, that place will be be full of useful meals and that place will be good for growing things. There will be white people and black people, and people in between. There will be balance in all things,"

God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"

"Ah," said God "That's Washington State, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, plains, and coulees. The people from Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats, and carriers of peace."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance."

God smiled, "There is another Washington...wait until you see the idiots I put there."


Anonymous said...

Great Story !!!

Happy Valentine's Day Mary !

Hugs and kisses


Martin Langeland said...

Well said,indeed. Though, what with our history of pro and anti wobblism, populist elitism, Creatianist ignorance and intellectual arrogance, the way the parties run their caucusses/primaries and the difference between East of the cascades and West of the cascades... and ... and ...., Washington State has always seemed to me to make its own balances.
Shameless self promotion: You, and your reader's might enjoy a story about the legendary Warren G Magnuson and Harry S Truman told to me by one of Maggie's successors, Al Swift. Happy Valentine's day!