Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My sympathies to the Amish

Having gone to college in PA, I have a fondness for the Amish. I love their food at the farmer's markets, especially the pretzels. I'm fascinated by the simplicity of their lives. Their survival in this world intrigues me. I remember the first time I saw them in horse drawn buggies out in the fields on the way to my roommate's house in Hershey my freshman year. I was astounded by the work, the community, and how basic it all was. I cannot imagine why anyone would take "revenge" on them. A 20 year grudge? Are you serious? What is wrong with the world today? Where do the children get the guns? Why do the children get the guns? Why aren't schools safe anymore? I find these expressions in violence deeply disturbing.

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