Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Amish

Lately I have been regretting the fact that I'm not Amish. Ok, maybe I don't want to be Amish exactly, but I have a strong desire to start up some community somewhere and invite people who have the same beliefs as I do and the same desire to tune out the loud world and focus on the simple things. 

I strongly dislike politics. I dislike watching the nation's moral values spiraling downward, picking up speed as they go. I don't want to have any responsibility to stand up and fight in a battle that seems impossible to win. I don't want to agrue with people about what is wrong and what is right. I just want to hang out with people who know the truth and don't want to fight about it. I have always shyed away from disputes. 

Who's with me? I feel like I could do any amount of work to make this happen. I think I could farm and milk cows or something, and I'll sew all of our clothes. I could run the town theater. We will only do shows that are virtuous and we will never perform on Sundays. I'll run a library, teach music, run a school for any kids... whatever it takes. But I think I need at least a few more people to start my little heavenly town. A doctor and dentist would be nice, and probably a carpenter and builder of some sort. We will be strong and happy and productive. We won't waste our time on the computer. We won't ever have to turn on the news, and we can be blissfully unaware of the sky falling all around us.  

5 comments:

Rachel said...

I'll keep up the town blog. That's about all I have to offer!

Lynette Mills said...

Well, do you really need to teach seminary in Zion? I guess I could hold all the new babies when the moms wanted to milk the cows.

Sara said...

hmmm...i could be the town present wrapper.

David said...

...and pillow organizer. Don't forget that.

I could be...I don't know. The assistant pillow organizer?

Dan said...

better make it assistant to the pillow organizer...