According to Webster: “long,” (in context) adj. Extending a relatively great distance.
A definition of course, because Miriam Webster chose, (and wisely), to include the “monkey wrench” adverb “relatively” in their definition, their definition is “nullified” within the realm of reality.
Ultimately, at the end of the day, and/or, “the bottom line,” we trust ourselves, because when push comes to shove, all the intellectuals and academics on the planet are worthless when your opponent has you in his or her crosshairs.
Whether we’re talking about “today’s world” or “yesterday’s world,” in reality (the truth) is what you believe it to be.
According to our history, (hopefully accurate), as without an accurate history, an individual, and/or, ..a nation, has little to show for themselves.
(Civil War Gen. John Sedgwick).
On May 9, 1864. General John Sedgwick was probing the battle lines ahead of the left flank of the Confederate Army defenses directing his artillery placements…
..when a confederate sharpshooter about 1,000 yards (900 m) away let a round fly.
It is touted that moments before the bullet entered just below Sedgwick’s left eye he expounded; …
“They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.”
Of course, with the diversity and variety that we enjoy in our lives, not everything is literal, nor are all long shots fired from a rifle.
Because if they were, …
..Barack Hussein Obama would still be carrying a clipboard on the South side of Chicago…
..instead of setting behind the desk in the Oval Office.
Life is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, a conundrum for the future.
(The Arrow and the Song).
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.
I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?
Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
So what is Henry trying to tell us with his sonnet?
As there could be as many answers to my question as there are Homo sapiens on the planet, I choose not to conjecture, but to express my opinion.
Consequently, as it follows that I base much of my opinion on life and nature, (it is my opinion) that Henry is speaking about life and how when we share ourselves with life, or, with another or others, we are at the mercy of life, and/or, the “another” or “others” whom we share ourselves with.
Confusing, ..it could be depending upon which plank you’re standing?
Life is a unit of individuals seeking clarity between the lines.
Division by no measure or device can be altered to fit within the definition of United…
According to Webster: “u·nit·ed,” adj. Combined into a single entity.
According to Webster: “di·vid·ed,” adj. Separated into parts or pieces.
Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth President, to whom the Bible belonged that Barack Obama “insisted on” taking his oath of office on, was a man that “United” America during its darkest hour.
Although I believe Barack Obama believes he is creating equality in America, I also believe that by his actions, Barack Obama is without knowledge of the definition of equality.
America in the 21st century is not divided by North and South or East and West, ..we are divided by ideology..
Barack Obama is a communist, his mother was a communist and his grandparents were communists.
According to Webster: “com·mu·nism,” (in context) A system of government in which “the state plans and controls” the economy and a single, (authoritarian) party holds power, claiming to offer a higher social order in which all things are “equally” shared by the people.
Question: How many Americans “other than” Barack Obama, currently reside in a 132 room (rent free) mansion and have a Boeing 747 at their beckon call and play golf more days a week than they work and are guarded by armed men and women?
According to Webster: “re·pub·lic,” n. (in context) A political order in which the supreme power lies in the body of citizens who are entitled to vote for representatives (responsible) to them.
Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow