Monday, November 19, 2012

The Roadside Lesson of Loyalty

This barn and silo have been a couple for years, an integral part of a farmstead.  The burdens of time, the elements, and human neglect have obviously grown to be more than the barn's frail frame could withstand.  Heart-broken and weary, it had to relinquish its ability to provide shelter for the farmer's animals and storage for the grain.

Take notice what stands tall and straight and strong by the barn's weary side.  Yup, its faithful partner, the silo.

Life weakens each of us, sooner or later.  Sometimes we collapse, and other times we hang on by a thread dangled down to us by the angels.   Crumble or fumble, there are those cherished ones who stick with us through good times and bad, through sickness and health, till death do we part.

Its the marriage called friendship.