The Plane Crash Metaphor….

I don’t know if you have been hearing about the plane crash metaphor but I figured it was worth repeating if you had or had not heard it. The plane crashing in the Hudson River a couple of weeks ago is being used for our society at this point in history. With “Sully” the brave, strong, level-headed pilot that stayed calm, cool and collected and skillfully landed the dead plane into the Hudson. To the flight crew and passengers that also did not panic, did what needed to be done, got everyone out safely onto those wings, to the emergency responders that made sure everyone got on land safely. The whole situation is a miracle in one sense, but also a symbol of hope for us all. How amazing this story is that so many individuals came together when very easily the situation could/should have been chaos. Yes, a very big aircraft now lies beneath the waters of the Hudson along with the passengers lugguage but it seems so insignificant after considering not one life was lost in that disaster. So take heart, this economy, this time in history, it feels like we are preparing for a crash landing ourselves, perhaps President Obama will be our Sully, and we will have to stay calm, do what needs to be done, perhaps lose a few personal belongings, go out on a limb, perhaps be rescued but at the end of the day, we all realize what is really the important stuff. We as a society are survivors, it perhaps will get bumpy for many of us, we may get scared, shaken up, but we will come through and make it just like those people that were on that flight.


~ by debt2dreams on January 31, 2009.

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