Contest Over

And with that ladies and gentlemen the contest is over…

We were going to close it last evening but the situation in Boston kind of got in the way. What V&I have chosen to do in this regard is focus on the good things, how people have banded together, yet again, to help each other get through this. I remember seeing a Mr. Rogers documentary a few weeks back on PBS and he told the story when he was young and there were bad times his mom told him to look for “the helpers” the people who were doing what they could to get others though the situation. It would take the bad away for him when he did that. She was a smart woman. Another part of the documentary showed a clip of him receiving an award and he said something to the effect of “Let’s take 10 seconds to think about the person who has loved us into being who we are now. Ten seconds is all. That’s not very long, but long enough, I think. I’ll keep time.” Then he looked down at his watch. Every follicle on my body stood on end at that moment.

Maybe if we did that more then we would not have as much evil, hatred, and wanting to cause hurt to others.

With that said – back to the contest. The judges have reviewed the entries and the one who captured the inspiration was Rachel. I’ve got your contact info Rachel. We will be in touch. If someone feels that this was not fair you have our contact info and we will make it right to you – we wouldn’t want to offend readership. The contest was just an attempt to have a little fun and maybe try to work the creative side of the brain a bit.

The painting is a play on the sentiment “Behind Every Man Is a Good Woman” If you take a moment again to look at the painting – the “He” is “Behind Her” with his arm around her waist supporting her and helping her through whatever. I’ll wager he is whispering in her ear “I got you” If someone has someone in their life like that, how can they not succeed? How can they not get past any hardship? That is why the “B” is behind the “V”. You thought the “B” was first didn’t you? Nope…Change the perspective just a bit and you will see what we mean. B&V

Let’s all take 10 seconds, right now, to think about the person who has loved us into being who we are now. Ten seconds is all. That’s not very long, but long enough, I think. We’ll keep time.

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2 Responses to Contest Over

  1. Rachel says:

    Taking 20 seconds RIGHT NOW – thinking of B & V – how could I not? Benn, thank you, yet again, for something so very thought provoking. Will be taking more 10-second breaks in gratitude for other loved ones. Being so old, now realize there have been more than a few people who have loved me into being who I am now.