Since New Hampshire is besieged by politicians this week, I couldn’t help but reflect on whether or not there is a real statesman or stateswoman running for office this year.
It also reminded me of our wonderful trip to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Beautiful property and home, but it was the gardens and the Pavilion that drew me in.
I would love to be able to walk through this Garden Pavilion doorway, sit down and talk to Mr. Jefferson. I have many questions but no answers.
Like what did he and his fellow Patriots really intend for our government to look like?
When this beautiful garden was planted and growing, did he ever think we would be dealing with Monsanto and genetically modified organisms?
Or when he was gazing at the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains did he think we would be worrying about air quality or global warming issues?
When he rode his horse 28 miles/7hours to see fellow statesman and gardener, James Madison, did he ever imagine our global society?
Listen. I would love to listen to him talk. It might help me understand the challenges in the 17-1800’s versus 2016 and maybe even help when I head to the polls next week.
Who would you like to have a conversation with as we work our way toward the November election?
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, February 4, 2016.