Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Masters Voice

I've always wondered if the picture at the left was true. Would he still recognize the Masters voice once he was gone? Would he still jump, roll over, and sit if told do so by the sound of a disembodied voice?

I don't know. Seems logical though. He's heard The Masters Voice for so long. He knows what The Master expects by his tone.

Why not?

Then I wondered if others would still respond in the same way to the Voice? If one still responded it makes sense that others would, too.

Worth thinking about.

George Bush has been in office since I was in grade school. John McCain is a great guy, but not too far apart from George. If elected, will John McCain still hear the Voice, or will he act on his own? What about the others that followed The Voice? Will they still hear it?

I really don't know, but it seems that although the presence of The Master may be gone, his Voice voice will continue to resonate for not just one, but for many.

Only time will tell.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mr. Out Loud:

    I have a question: isn't it possible that the dog in that classic photo is a female? Looks like it to me.

    Is Hillary hearing Voices? I can't imagine she would jump, roll over or sit when told to do so, by anyone. Like most politicians, she's out of touch.

    I hope that whomever is elected, they use that inner voice to guide them in doing the right thing - for everyone.


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