10 November 2006

Being there for George Allen

These few words said by Virginia Republican Senator George Allen, when he conceded his defeat after the elections, will forever remain in my memory (aided by this post, of course):

My friends, sometimes winds - political or otherwise - can blow the limbs off branches or break limbs. But a deep-rooted tree will keep growing.
Besides being so true, these words echoed the inimitable Chance / Chauncey Gardener of Being There:
As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.
It is always nice to know that a politician drinks from that pure well of art. But of course, this well is deep, an there are always more, deeper thoughts. From the same Chauncey Gardener:
In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.
And this will be my free gift (as they say in commercial nowadays) to the outgoing Senator. No need to thank me, there is much more where it comes from.

Cross-posted on Yourish.com