|While constructing a painting, an artist mixed a fine pale yellow for the
highlight of a lovely vase on a old table bathed in sun light from a window. The
artist, happy with his selection of the pale yellow, proceeded to fill in
his sketch of the vase in a dusty attic room. As the painting proceeded and
subtle colors dropped onto place on the canvas his masterful brush strokes
subsided. The artist stepped back and was astonished that the pale yellow was no longer the color he selected. The changing canvas, as he added contrasting colors around the room magically mixed with the other colors as the painted image reached his eye. He laughed at the unexpected event, put down his brush and went down
on the street for a strong espresso.
It is March 2017-As the weeks and months pass, the damage to the time tested organization of our government processes can not be imagined. State, our diplomatic linkage to the world is about to vanish. Justice now serves the whim of an unstable Executive. The Legislative Branch remains our only thread to a government of by and for the people. 2018 mid term elections will be your next opportunity to maintain your grip on your America, or as Ben Franklin stated after presenting the new government to the people in 1776 ..."if you can keep it."