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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Do you wonder?

Why anyone would get this sign made?
Why we write to no one in particular?
Why we vote and nothing really changes?
What will we remember of today?
What if nothing happens?
What if something happens and I don't know about it?


What is the answer that is blowing in the wind?

33 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

The answer is definitely blowing in the wind! lol

Brian Miller said...

ooo nice questions...i would have to say i bet the sign is wrong...something happened there even if no one saw it...i voted! and something will happen, esp if we get involved with whatever the day has for us...

thanks for the love for my boy..he has permagrin...

Phoenix said...

I think when people vote and use their voices something always happens...even if it's a ripple effect.

Monkey Man said...

It may seem futile at times, but we can't give up.

Donna said...

So funny! It must have been someone with a wonderful sense of humor that lived with a dramatic wife! Too many happenings in his life...and he got tired of hearing about it. And he had a quiet day...and enjoyed it. So, with tongue in cheek, he had this sign made to commemorate a quiet do nothing day. Hope he smelled the roses...ha!
Thanks for a fun post!

Maggie May said...

Something definitely happened! Probably not what the person who put up the sign wanted to happen.
I wonder about your election, too.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

yaya said...

I laughed when I saw this because I'm weird and I probably would put something dumb like that up! Most days I want a sign that says: "Thank goodness, nothing happened here"

Hilary said...

The purpose of the sign was to evoke a laugh.. just as surely as your reason for posting it. :)

L. D. Burgus said...

Oh yes, who decides what is so important and what isn't. I bet somebody had a pleasant surprise or a great birthday gift on that day. Or maybe somebody wonderful was born on that day. Oh well, I am too serious huh?

Hope said...

I certainly got a chuckle out of this one! I agree with Donna and Ya Ya! lol!

and yes, 'the answer my friend, is blowing in the wind
the answer is blowing in the wind'

love that song

have a great day!

Dawn said...

Haha...that is one great sign!
I can't think any more than that right now...it's the end of the day.
But I would have to agree with "yaya" and say I would need the same type of sign:)

potsoc said...

Upon hearing Dylan signing that song in the Vatican, John Paul II said:"Only God can blow the answer". I guess he had not understood the message.

Robyn said...

I like the sign.

Gaia said...

Who defines right or wrong... this person obviously thought it was brilliant creation. Captivating!!

ds said...

Apparently nothing has happened at that site since 1897 either. Other than your photo, that is ;)

Good questionsd!

Rob-bear said...

Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
Nobody OD'ed, nobody burned a single buildin' down
Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
We sure could use a little good news today.


~ Anne Murray, "Little Good News"

When "nothing" is good news, just as on that marker.

Until the politicians have to fill it up with something; something that may be far worse than nothing.

Lord, have mercy.

david mcmahon said...

I've heard of this plaque - great to see the photo!

#1Nana said...

My husband and I are watching the election results as I write this. We are a mixed marriage...he's red and I am blue. We are cheering on different candidates. I'm just so glad that the attack ads will be over for a while and I will stop getting those annoying phone calls from Chris Dudley. Let that blowing wind clear out all the bad smell from that election rhetoric!

Susan Erickson said...

I always wonder about all the brass signs all over the world...a light footprint is really much nicer...

Ruth said...

Your questions make me smile.

I voted too, and I thought that surely, if the women running my polling place ran the country, we'd be in great shape.

The sign is pretty, and it makes people smile. Making people smile is a pretty good happening, I say. :)

A Cuban In London said...

I loved the sign, I have to say. Thanks for such a thought-provoking post, especially the image.

Greetings from London.

Gaston Studio said...

They are probably a lot of answers blowing in the wind.

nanny said...

That's a great sign.....

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I can't see the poster, but, yes, the state of our election most disconcerting. Should be interesting.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Funny sign. Sure fits politics.

Shadow said...

so many questions?!?!?!?! and hubby took a picture of a sign in this tiny forgotten little town that said "if the floor is wet, it's raining"

becky at abbeystyle said...

Hahaha! This makes me laugh out loud. It's sorta like no news is good news...we can be happy that nothing happened worthy of the media's attention :)

Helen said...

Quite the philosophical post, Ms. Rosaria! I voted ... hope something, anything happens!

Marguerite said...

The sign is so funny, actually refreshing! I could use a few days with nothing happening. As for the election, I wasn't surprised. Same ole, same ole!

Dedene said...

Love the sign, I am less thrilled with the elections there.
We've heard about it through the news. Does anything ever really change?

Velva said...

What an interesting sign. Things that make you go Hmm. Even if nothing happened...Nothing is something. :-)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Do hope you will call again. This is a return visit - and I find your question most interesting. How do they possibly know that nothing happened there? Some years ago my late father in law found a four thousand year old axe head in one of our fields when it was ploughed. I like to think that when he picked it up it was the first hand to hold it since Neolithic times - of course I shall never know - but man has been around for a very long time and as we stand on the ground we have no way of knowing what happened there - a battle, a lover's meeting, a child born - gosh that is what makes life so interesting. Nice to meet you.

RNSANE said...

I have seen that sign posted on someone's home. It gave me a laugh...one of those palatial modern mansions.

Good questions? Where are the answers?