Walk Humbly

Yesterday I saw a man repairing the steep downhill path to his house. He was moving gravel from one area to another presumably to fill the holes and make walking easier. He was using a shovel that was about a third worn down in a ragged patterned edge. I doubt the shovel was sharp enough or big enough to scoop much gravel. He was filling a 5 gallon plastic bucket and carrying it uphill and dumping it on the path. It was very hot and I was dripping with sweat with just the effort of walking, slowly. This scene made me think. It made me think a lot. First of all, how difficult work is without the proper tools. And then, how difficult it is to have the proper tools when you live in a house accessible only by a steep gravel path. The scene also made me think about…

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