“Why don’t you build your display case right into the wall, Paul?”
I laughed. Then I shrugged. Then I stopped to think.
My friend and I were discussing the case we’re getting ready to build for a special guitar which is part of the history of the music store, a business venture which goes back in the Lovely Lady’s family almost half a century. We don’t ever plan to sell the old guitar again, so an appropriate method for allowing folks to see it without inviting their offers to purchase it is under consideration.
Make it a part of the wall. Permanent.
That would send a message, wouldn’t it?
This belongs here. It always has. It always will.
The future is tied to the past. Not in a way that drags the future back there again, but in a way that facilitates progress and gives witness to the journey.
Hmmm…make it a part of the wall. This bears more thought.
The preacher in me is ready to step to the podium and fill the air with words and wisdom.
No. Not tonight.
This bears more thought.
“Our deeds still travel with us from afar,
And what we have been makes us what we are.”
(from Middlemarch by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Ann Evans ~ English novelist ~ 1819-1880)
“Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
(Deuteronomy 6:9 ~ NLT)
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