Maine’s Camden Herald ran two photographs on the…

Maine’s Camden Herald ran two photographs on the same page. One was of the towns Aldermen and mayor and the other was of a flock of sheep. Under the picture of sheep were the names of the Aldermen and mayor. Under the picture of the town officials the caption read: “the sheepfold: naïve and vulnerable. They huddle for security against the uncertainties of the outside world.”Actually, there is an interesting lesson to this unintended faux pas. Even the strongest, the wisest, the most influential, and prestigious of man are weak, ignorant and powerless in many ways. Let him who sits in pompous pride be reminded that “pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” How quickly we pass from hero to zero, from “the cock of the walk” to feather duster, from Who’s Who to Who Was Who, from formidable to forgotten. This is just a minute with Ed Boggess

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