Monday, October 25, 2010
I'm not bragging, not lamenting, or feeling sorry for myself.
Once upon a time I was a fly on the wall.
I was "indirect" staff of some of the richest men.
I watched and listened, and only spoke when asked a direct question.
Well I did screw up one time and told the richest man in the State that he had made a mistake.
I was wrong. It cost me. I didn't do again.
I listened to their logic.
I watched them make decisions.
I watched them be wrong and could not correct them.
I heard their jokes.
I watch them be offensive.
I watched them take offence.
I watched them take revenge (once 25 years after the fact).
I heard them threaten and scare.
They bought and sold people in front of me.
I heard them shape the future of people who they didn't know and that would never know that they had done so.
I have watched a few become the super rich.
They are different from you and I.
Our god is a lessor god for lessor people.
Their god is a believer in the value of them.
I have watch several fail and dissolve.
I have watched one or two stand on the highest pinnacles there are.
A few would know my name. Fewer would ever acknowledge me.
I was just there like the chair, like the coffee, like the phone.
When I watch movies about ancient Rome I always notice the servants, slaves, in the background and think to myself, I understand them.
I learned so much.
Much too much actually, being a fly on the wall.