Yes, this is Post #600, a milestone for the simple reason that I would not have believed that so much could have been written on so many different topics from October 2005 to the present day.
But I must also give a lot of credit to you, the readers of this blog. By the statistics, this blog in its various locations (Blogger, WordPress.org, and now here) has been visited over 30,000 times with over 2,500 comments. To me, that is incredible! Without your comments and support, this lone voice would have disappeared long ago.
I fully intend to keep writing, although it probably won’t be as much as I would like to. There is so much to write about and so little time in which to write. And, of course, visit your postings as well.
Again, thank you for your comments and support! And now on to the rest of the post.
Many of the comments in the previous post reminded me of the following parable:
One cold night, as an Arab sat in his tent, a camel gently thrust his nose under the flap and looked in. "Master," he said, "let me put my nose in your tent. It’s cold and stormy out here." "By all means," said the Arab, "and welcome" as he turned over and went to sleep.
A little later the Arab awoke to find that the camel had not only put his nose in the tent but his head and neck also. The camel, who had been turning his head from side to side, said, "I will take but little more room if I place my forelegs within the tent. It is difficult standing out here." "Yes, you may put your forelegs within," said the Arab, moving a little to make room, for the tent was small.
Finally, the camel said, "May I not stand wholly inside? I keep the tent open by standing as I do." "Yes, yes," said the Arab. "Come wholly inside. Perhaps it will be better for both of us." So the camel crowded in. The Arab with difficulty in the crowded quarters again went to sleep. When he woke up the next time, he was outside in the cold and the camel had the tent to himself.
How long will we sleep until we find out that we no longer have a tent?