February 16, 2015

Thanks to those who do the Hardest Jobs

This post was inspired by Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey. In Boston, five men were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel below the ocean to do a nearly impossible job that would help clean the once dirtiest harbor in America. Join From Left to Write on February 19th as we discuss Trapped Under the Sea As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.

This winter has been an eye-opener for me. Winter in New England is like nothing I ever imagined. It's beautiful. The blanket of snow over the earth is stunning, simply beautiful, peaceful. I love what the world looks and sounds like when it's snowing. When I'm at home...and don't have to go anywhere...

What I never even thought about was all the people it takes to clear that snow. Clear it from the roads, the sidewalks, public buildings. I never thought about how much effort it takes to make the world work again after feet upon feet of snow.

There are people out there plowing the roads for 24 hours straight. Guys (and girls) up all night, moving snow, clearing roads, making the world safe for the rest of us to go on with our lives. Yet, still, people complain. I hate driving in the snow - I can't imagine driving a plow, operating heavy machinery or clearing off roofs with shovels. I am so glad that there are those men and wome nwho will do the dangeruos jobs, the ones to keep the rest of us safe.

Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Whew! Thanks for the reminder about the people who do those tough jobs for us!



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