Caulk: (n) a waterproof filler and sealant, used in building work
Not everything is a parable.
But I will tell you on this Independence Day–I am caulk.
I realized this early on in my life. I am not wood, iron, steel, or as the song says, titanium.
I am caulk. I find the holes and I fill them with my gentle, sweet, comical but purposeful, passages.
I am not here to tear down, nor am I here to be a building inspector, informing you about what parts of life should be condemned.
There are dear, brave souls who do such reconstruction. They free slaves, liberate nations and find actual cures for disease instead of just bizarre treatments.
I am caulk. I come across cracks in the concrete and I fill them in with wit and good cheer.
It buys time. It keeps us from leaking like sieves.
It holds things together–waiting for the hour when common sense can sit down and have dinner with wisdom … and let tolerance pick up the check.