Thursday, August 24, 2006

Choice in the Rain

I seem to like to write when it rains. I enjoy the sound of the patter on the roof window overhead. There is a distant rumble of thunder. All this sentiment does not meet the bottom line of political correctness. We Americans pride ourselves in being practical, get the “job done” kind of people. It’s either political progression and social justice or meeting the region’s sales quota. It’s all about doing not listening. As a Congolese Doctor once expressed, "Americans have much to learn about listening. We in the Congo rather have you come alongside to listen, than to come and do." I think he did not know it know it but he was talking about gratitude within a relationship.

Whether we
listen to the rain or one another it is about time and choice. What do you value and choose?