Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Road work ahead

New Year's Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.

-- Mark Twain

Okay, it's now a week after the New Year's resolutions and they lay discarded like the streamers and empty champagne bottles.

We all supply our own material that paves our way to hell, whether that be "good intentions" or evil works. But we don't do the paving. There's a devil who's job it is to do the actual work. (Or is it a different devil each year?)

He or she has had the yearly week of rest while everyone tries to maintain their resolutions but now the bricks of our foibles and weaknesses are being delivered and he or she places them as paving bricks on the Road to Hell.

So, who is the devil? How and why did he or she get the job? What would happen if we all became good?
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