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Look carefully...at the seemingly small moments...in the constant shaping of souls.- Neal A.Maxwell

What's what for?
     Workmen have been at varying stages of replacing water pipes on my recent visits to the public library.  The last time I was there orange cones blocked off a now gravel filled hole.
     On my way out of the library a little girl pointed to the construction area and asked me, "What is that for?"  I replied that workers had dug a hole to replace water pipes but I didn't know why the pipes needed to be replaced.  Both the little girl and her mother gave me an odd look.  The mother said, "She asked me what the ballot drop box was for.  I told her it is where people drop off their votes but then she wanted to know what votes were.  I didn't know how to answer her."  "Oh," I replied, "I thought you were asking about the cones and gravel.  Votes are when people get to write down who they choose to be their leaders."  Mom smiled  and thanked me for the answer.  She commented that they hadn't even noticed the construction.  We were even.  I hadn't noticed the new drop box.


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