I Keep six honest serving-men:
(They taught me all I knew)
Their names are What and Where and When
And How and Why and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.
I am a woman of indeterminate age and live in the Great Northwest among Douglas fir, cedar and madrona trees. I feed the birds and talk to chickadees and flickers who occasionally talk back. I am cranky, opinionated, and frankly worried about the direction of the country.
Some want to guarantee outcome. They fear inequality, but equality cannot be guaranteed — only opportunity. Promises are easily broken. Bad things may happen to good people. It’s up to us to get back on our feet and take up opportunity again. America has always been a land of promise. We just need open our arms and embrace it.