Monday, January 16, 2006

A flood born of ignorance

The changes rolled over them like a giant wave. The true measure of its complete power was visible only long enough for them to tighten their muscles in fear. If they would have heeded the earlier warnings and had made the effort to grow beyond their inherited roots and personal limitations then an escape would not have been necessary. When the flood inevitably came it was too late to try and find shelter in a tree that had never been planted. Even though most of them survived its purifying passage it will be left to their future generations to realize that one cannot hold back forever the rivers of justice, equity, and equality with dams constructed out of fear, ignorance, and stubbornness.