Hanover Street in the Fall

A walk down Hanover Street when the leaves are falling and it is still warm enough to be in short sleeves at the end of September makes life worth living. A stroll through Paul Revere Park with a mixture of people – old locals and gawking tourists – seated playing a card game or taking a close look at the plaques on the brick wall or the imposing Cyrus Dallin bronze equestrian statue of Paul Revere, gives all who do such things a respite from the wearying and stale news abounding around us.

The politics of the fall of 2011 are taking down the nation.

It is politics over common sense, party and dogma over doing the right thing. There appears to be no end to it.

The folks in Washington like to point out that this is how it can be in a democracy. That the endless and frustrating debate over party and dogma is as good a condition as throwing out politics and sticking to policy and finding solutions absent of politics.

Well, it isn’t the case.

We have some real time problems with the economy that need sorting out in a big way. That need transcends dogma and politics but you’d never know it listening to our leaders squandering away what remains of the national wealth.

Neither party knows the way. Even the economist don’t know the way.

To take a line from Ecclesiastes – even a wise man doesn’t know the way.

Enjoy the privacy of your own thoughts on a stroll down Hanover Street in the early fall when the weather remains warm.

It is better than anything else for a mental boost when you are healthy and alive.

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