Friday, August 10, 2018

wedding vows

Before I set it aside as both poorly-edited and poorly-written, the book "Young Men and Fire" yielded up a line that continues to reverberate in my mind. The book is a reprise of a 1949 forest fire in Montana that killed 13 smoke jumpers. One widow is quoted as quoting her husband after their wedding. She said he said,
You do your job and I'll do mine and we'll get along fine.
It's tricky. It's faceted. But as twinkly as it may be, still, it seems to cover the bases pretty nicely.

Or maybe not. Somehow, it just tickles my ivories.

1 comment:

  1. I suppose it resonates with long past values and prejudices.

    To me it stinks of the poorest kind of unionism.

    Worse, it feels like the meaning is really “stay out of my way.”