Following Public Comment at a local Board meeting is like listening to Stairway To Heaven. You’ve heard it before. There are many interpretations of the words. Somebody will put out a cover version, usually missing a few of the subtle parts. And, invariably, a prophet will warn that leadership has us on a Highway To Hell.
But I listen anyway.
It starts slowly, calmly, serenely.
The lyrics begin; uh, OK…I see…a bit metaphoric….
It continues, becoming a bit tougher to keep up with the story…
and it makes me wonder…
More aggressive now. Drums. Always with the drums.
there’s a bustle in somebody’s hedgerow…
The voice gets higher. More agitated. Still cryptic though.
Wait – a bridge – this could get interesting…
More guitar solo, but with counterpoint!
Louder, faster, wilder!!!!
Definitely listening very hard…
Crescendo…then back to calm serenity.
somebody’s buying a something to somewhere…
Head shaking, wondering “what the *&%# did I just listen to???”
A month later it comes back around. OK, I’ll give it one more listen…
The song remains the same.
Beverly S Praver said:
Aha!!! You are beginning to understand what many of us who have lived here a long time have learned.
Shirley Bianchi said:
Bev, you nailed it!