Thursday, January 8, 2015


Garrison Keillor on Winter


Life is like a winter highway
Through the hills and dales it winds
Snow is falling and its icy,
Still you try to make good time.
Watch the curves, the narrow bridges
Take the downhill nice and slow
Keep your hands upon the gearshift
An' your eye upon the road
CHORUS
Blessed Saviour who created
Laws of physics we obey
May our car not meet another
Coming toward us, Lord we pray
VERSE 3
As you head into the snowstorm
At a steady fifty-five
Let reality direct you
Let it guide you as you drive.
See the S.U.V.s who wound up
In the ditches as you pass
Keep your hands upon the gearshift
Lift your foot up from the gas.
CHORUS
Blessed Saviour who created
Laws of physics we obey
May Newton's First Law of Motion
Not put us in the ditch today.
We cannot do all we wish to
Sometimes nature is contrary
And its rules must be respected
This we learn in January.
And sometimes the trip is cancelled
And the plane stays on the ground
You'll spend the night in Minnesota
Where amusement must be found
CHORUS
Blessed Saviour who created
Laws of physics we obey
Teach us to enjoy inertia
Here in St. Paul for today.
Shared from               
Winter, January 21, 2012
The Fitzgerald Theater
Saint Paul, MN