Truly Powerful People (408)

Join me in inspiring truly powerful people. Each day I will add a new thought, story or idea to support your quest and mine.

On this day the thought-well is dry. My fingers have rested on the keyboard for several minutes and not a single brain impulse made it to my fingertips. I’ve been staring into space. Earlier, as an experiment, I visited the White Noise site to hear if the white noise they manufacture is anything like the fuzz I hear in my head. There are several selections of white noise with the option to have your white noise pulse. The noise in my head has less options – no pulse – but I’m delighted to report that the non-pulsing brown noise is the closest to my natural thought-less-ness.

Tom told me a story about his great-aunt Bunty. Bunty lived her life on the family ranch and always believed she would die if when the well went dry. As Bunty neared her 9th decade on the planet she called Tom to come check her well. He found it was nearly dry. Knowing that Bunty thought she’d expire with the well he explained his dilemma to the old farmer across the road. They conspired and ran a hose across the street and fed it into Bunty’s well. She never knew and out-lived her well.

I love stories like that. In the age of a 24-hour news cycle that must focus on and manufacture conflict to keep the rating aloft we are apt to believe that people are dangerous and unkind. That has never been my experience. I am surrounded by generous people. Each day I watch extend to their fellow human beings acts of kindness, known and unknown, seen and unseen. Last night I heard EO Wilson speak about his next book and this giant of the 20th and 21st centuries began his remarks with a sincere, “Thank you for extending to me the courtesy of listening to my thoughts.”

It warms my heart to know that even now some of you are across the street conspiring with an old farmer to run a thought-hose to my dry well. No need to tell me, I am grateful for you already.

One Response

  1. I sense you’ve put on the mask of a blog writer. Take it off and select another from your closet of masks. Try it on, see what it tells you… or don’t and find out what it means to be unmasked.

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