Monday, December 17, 2012

What holds up the sky?

That's what my cab driver asked me as he drove me to the airport.

He pointed to the skyscrapers and said "They have pillars, supports and trusses." He gestured towards the raised highway, "That has pillars too." He pointed upward, "But the sky?" What holds up the sky?"

I waited. I was sure he had an answer and it wouldn't be just about faith.

"Nothing," he continued. "The sky just is. The sky holds us up."

Everyone is coping with the news of the massacre of teachers and children in different ways. None of us are untouched.

I'm very glad to hear the sky is holding up the world. I just wish it had held it a little closer that day.

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