Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Shuffle the Deck

"Were you born in a barn?"

What a tacky question! Has anyone ever said this to you? When I was a child, my siblings sometimes said it to me. And their tone of voice told me they meant that only an animal would be so uninformed, so uncultured, so ignorant.

Yet imagine being really, truly, literally born in a barn. What might that suggest about you? Your parents? How clean do you think the feeding trough (manger) would be? If you had the choice, would you volunteer to be born among barn smells and flies and placed where animals slobbered? Think about it...

In case you're wondering what this exercise is all about, here's the scoop.

1 comment:

Schweers' Mom said...

I posted my thoughts on barn smells on my blog.

It's been an interesting week! I'm anxious to read other's thoughts!