What if Atlas shrugged?

What would happen if Atlas shrugged?

Straightened his shoulders and let them droop?

Will all the burdens fall off, roll over

Hither and thither, weighing down the earth?

Can the earth despite this load, still give birth to new

Seedlings, sprouting and peeping out of its bosom?

Will life still rear its head, rise up to the sky whilst earth

Displays crisscross patterns of dead zones and live ones?

Methinks yes, life will spark, ignite a bonfire in the sky

As it tries harder to rejuvenate, creating quakes and waves

We shall overcome, happen what may as where there is

Hope, there is life and where there is life, there is progress

History has taught numerous lessons and we have overcome

The whole spectrum of calamities, survived them and thrived

So, even if Atlas shrugs, so what, we shall still overcome and

Bear the unshouldered burdens with great panache and aplomb.


Some ruminations of an enquiring mind!
“Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe.”
Germaine Greer (1939 – ____) English “reformer, author, educator”
“””Sex and Destiny,”” ch. 14, 1984.”

“The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.”
Ernest Dimnet (1866 – 1954) French cleric
“In “”Poor Man’s University,”” Sidney Madwed, 1994″

“Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible.”
Edward Teller (1908 – 2003) Hungarian-US nuclear physicist
“””The Pursuit of Simplicity,”” 1980.”

“Have you noticed that life, real honest to goodness life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in newspapers?”
Jean Anouilh (1910 – 1987) French “dramatist, screenwriter”
“The Rehearsal.”””


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