Saturday, August 27, 2005

Small Steps To "Half-Full"

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Remember the old westerns where the Indian guide would put his ear to the ground and listen very closely for a time... then would announce something like this: "Thirty horses coming- maybe four hours away..."?

If you listen closely like that, you can get a hint of the changes in the Middle East. My sunny optimism allows me to find and correctly interpret positive signs... like this one:

[[ Islamic fundamentalists have been soundly beaten in local elections in Pakistan, a result hailed yesterday by President Musharraf as a “defeat for the extremists”. ]]

(LINK to story)

Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step... even if it is a small step.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Tsar Lazar said...

"The power of accurate observation is often called pessimism by those who have not got it."
---George Bernard Shaw


(;p)

Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

27/8/05 10:15  
Anonymous Tsar Lazar said...

Excuse me...the word Shaw used was "cynicism", not "pessimism." Still accurate, though.

Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

27/8/05 10:29  
Blogger kmg said...

It's an understandable error, Tsar... cynicism and pessimism are necessary components to one another, after all. The cynic is usually pessimistic, and the pessimist always has a healthy dose of cynicism.

It's like two-stroke motorcyle fuel... you gotta add some oil to the gas to make it go!

27/8/05 11:17  
Anonymous Tsar Lazar said...

Yes, but remember---

combustion always finishes on the DOWN stroke. ;)

Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

27/8/05 14:32  

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