Rocks are kind of a trip, some hard and strong others light and easily broken, some smooth and some rough.
I had a little one ask me once as we were skipping rocks across the water where rocks came from?
I pointed to the mountains and said from there – I could see the wheels turning and it wasn’t long before I was asked if they come from mountains like eggs come from chickens?
Sort of a do mountains lay eggs predicated I believe upon a couple of thunder eggs and geodes he as a child collected that caught his eye.
I had to look away for a moment to suppress the smile that was creeping across my face at what was posed as a serious question – so I began by saying it was a good question and I could see how he would ask it, and did my best to explain about erosion over long periods of time and then was asked if the rocks were older than grandfather and grandmother?
I told him they were older than the combined age of everyone he knew and would ever know and it might not a be a bad idea to avoid asking the same question of his grandparents.
But that’s the way of young children, they ask questions based on what they know, on their understanding of the world they live in – they know grandparents are “old” and that chickens lay eggs.
In that context it makes perfect sense to them, and in the same context should make perfect sense to us as adults that they would ask a question in such a way.
AIM is like shopping for eggs- people will open a dozen at the store and if they see one cracked egg they will reject the entire carton assuming something is wrong with the rest of them.
In thinking about it I imagine everyone would say that doesn’t hold true- the same with lumping every person in AIM together with the rotten eggs of leadership – and as I’ve said on more than one occasion in this blog there are some good people in AIM.
Some I know who are just as critical about the leadership as I and others are. They remain loosely affiliated for their own reasons, reasons I’m not entirely sure I go along with, but their choice.
The current fad is organic products, the AIM leadership would have all believe they are organic, free range, – just all around wholesome and good for you, truth is the only thing organic about them is the blood of their victims, other than that they are as phony as all those “lite” products and the “juice” made from ten percent real juice and concentrates.
Some people think the color of the eggshell denotes quality, if it’s brown they think it’s better, not true – if the yolk is a rich color it’s more nutritious, what they don’t know is additives like marigold flowers have been an ingredient in chickenfeed to enhance the yolks color.
This same type of uninformed person will assume because the shell color of the AIM leadership is varying degrees of red they too must be wholesome, again, not true.
Color can’t conceal an inner decay, not even in Easter Eggs decorated to draw attention.