Someone told me to build a house of cards the other day;
They said, build it to withstand the wind and I did;
They said, build it to withstand the rain and I did;
They said, build it to withstand hail and I did;
They asked me if I could build on top of it, around it, on the sides of it and I did…I did…I did;
Finally, the house was complete;
A big, beautiful, architectural marvel stood before me;
Then one day, they asked me to remove one card at a time, so I did;
One by one I deconstructed that house, that beautiful house, I had built slowly, methodically, over time;
And it stood.
Soon there were very few cards remaining in this house – this house of cards.
They asked me again if the house would still stand if I removed just a few more cards.
So I turned to them and said, I don’t know.
I wrote this in haste about 8 months ago and buried it in a bin of old e-mails. I found it today and thought it was worth publishing. Who knows, maybe it will resonate with someone.