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Pondering Noah. - Tina Marie's Ramblings
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Pondering Noah.
It's pouring here. It's been pouring for days.

While driving in to work this morning, I was thinking about Noah. And due to too much Monster Garage, I had an entirely new perspective on the story:

Let's say that Noah's wife dragged him down to the beach on vacation. While there, he saw his first boat. This mental picture stayed in his mind and percolated for years.

One day, he's done with his tasks for the day, and walks out into the backyard. Piled neatly behind the tent is tons of gopher wood. An idea hits him: He could build this really, really big boat.

All the neighbors, of course, laughed at him, much like they laugh at the modern-day people who build giant high-heeled shoe cars, or make a submarine out of a milk tanker. But, like those people, he built it, and there it sat in his backyard while the neighbors snickered and wouldn't let their kids play with his kids.

One day it started to rain, and the rest is, well, history.

This made me think: Given the human propensity to build things, I wonder if there's always been at least one ark sitting in a backyard, just waiting for the next flood? Maybe Noah just got lucky.

(The source of this? I have this song stuck in my head: The Arky Arky Song)

Current Mood: bored bored
Current Music: Rain. More rain.

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alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: June 24th, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

There's something wrong with the world.

There's something deeply wrong with the world.

Not only have the French called the Americans arrogant, and the Germans have refused to go to war, but it's rained for days in Houston and in the Isle of Man, we've only had one day of foul weather in two months of some very nice weather.

Of course, your foul weather is still probably 85-90 degrees, I think it barely struggled into the 60s here today. It's 21:15 in the evening, and still broad daylight. It will still be light in an hour's time as well. I love BST :-)
From: ex_inviolet697 Date: June 28th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)
That is so damn witty. :)
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