Do you remember school days – going to the office to scour that ratty old ‘lost and found box,’ directed there to search for missing mitten, toy, scribbler, or scarf?
Exploring lost and found boxes, much like rummaging through ‘the drawer’ everyone has; it might be in an office, den, or kitchen – most likely labeled the ‘junk drawer’ where things go to get lost, waiting to be found again because we forgot where we left them. It’s fun to scrounge around while cleaning out and tidying up – there is no way to know what you’ll find, or what memory you’ll trigger.
Try it – no telling what you’ll discover, re-discover, or be amused with questions like, “What is this for?” and “When did I misplace this?”
But returning to clear thinking for a moment, shouldn’t we be asking what we’ve lost, and what we’ve found?
This year, now half over, asking what have we given up for a while, and what have we lost forever?
And what have we found?
Or ask, what have we re-found?
And soon, very soon, we’ll be well into the second half of the year, focused more on what we’ve discovered that is now very different than we ever thought before.
We’ll never know until we try.
Open that old drawer.
Like Pandora’s box, but with a handle.
Big things can change very quickly.
Not always well.
We’ve learned they can change faster than we’ve ever imagined.
New ideas might propel us far, or we might be better to go scrounging in old things we’ve lost or forgotten – we’ll likely surprise ourselves with what we can do.
Today’s was a worthwhile read Mark, JJ, Calgary, AB
I’m with you Mark. It’s easy to understand why parliament didn’t sit physically with the start of COVID-19, but, during this break, they should be setting up parliament to sit electronically when they are scheduled to resume in the fall so, correctly, we are governed by parliament, not the leader of the majority party. LH, Lethbridge, AB
The Libs have turned Question Period in the House into a mockery of democracy as well. That forum had been on a slow decline but has now reached the level of embarrassing facade and arrogant obfuscation, RH, Calgary, AB