Monday, June 21, 2004

More about God and Rowing

Every time my team goes to a regatta, we get a "poopsheet" giving all the details. we received the following as the get to decide which seats you think Susan Pick and I occupy!!

In the beginning...
author unknown

And after God had created the earth and all the things that were in it, God created man and woman. They followed her command and were fruitful and multiplied.

Then God looked down upon the human race and sought out four strong humans: tall, lean, well-muscled, but not too bright. These four God called "the engine room".

God looked further and found two strong humans with focus and a well-developed sense of balance. These two God called "the bow pair".

God sought a human who was steely-eyed, determined, a competitor who would never say "die". This human God called "the stroke".

One more human God found. An individual who had all the qualities of "the stroke" but one who could also follow and send a strong rhythm and will to those who in turn followed him. This individual God called simply "seven".

Now God faced the biggest challenge. God must find an individual who could control and lead these eight exemplary human beings. One who was cocky and confident with a loud voice and dominant bearing. God found no such human being, so God came to earth and took on the role of the coxswain.

And the eight human beings declared that the coxswain had a "God-complex".

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