"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Headlight Dilemma

The project:
I tried to help. Really. I did.

While playing in a fantastic oak tree at an intersection where one country road diverges, three work trucks pulled up. Two workers crawled out of the cab of the first truck, grabbed their shovels and loaded into the second truck, consolidating the ridership and leaving the third truck behind.

Alas, in the parked truck, they left the headlights on.

I tried to turn off the headlights, but the truck was locked solidly.

A few minutes

Why bother?
It's a bummer to return to a vehicle with a dead battery, and ever so simple to just turn the lights off for someone - if they leave the doors unlocked.

Worth it?
Unfortunately, no, because I couldn't achieve my goal!
There was a time not so very long ago when people left not only their car doors unlocked, but their windows wide open. I've turned off COUNTLESS sets of headlights in my day. But our fear of having our things stolen from our vehicles, or the vehicles themselves taken, has made this simple effort to help a relic.

Photo courtesy QFamily under Creative Commons License.


  1. This page is such an inspiration...thank you for it, and for the way you're going about changing the world. I've linked the Feed Your Good Dog blog page to this page, because people who come to our blog will find value, wisdom and inspiration in yours. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Aw...thanks, Sandy, for the support. Your kind words were just what I needed. :)


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