One of life’s unresolved questions.Posted: January 27, 2010
The world is such a contentious place. There are so many debates, so many issues to be resolved. Questions of faith, political positions and ethics separate us from one another. Respect for differing opinions is at an all time low.
There is so much contention that only today have I come to learn that I don’t even know what all the questions are that are up for discussion. This was a difficult discovery for me. I’m just going to go ahead now and admit that I no longer know everything.
I was walking through a parking lot today and saw a pick up truck with a sticker that said “Women make better bow hunters.” This was quite a stunner for me. I didn’t know that I needed to have a position on which gender was better at hunting with a bow and arrow. Rather than add more hostility to the world, I am going to go ahead and say that I agree, women do make better bow hunters. Let me explain why.
I recall that back when times were hard, my mom would go off into the woods and come back with dinner. She never discussed how she did it, she just kept her kids fed.
Then one day, when she thought I was busy doing homework I saw her slip out onto the back porch and drop a moose with a single shot from her mighty bow. Given that this happened outside the house where I grew up in Maryland, you might think the biggest question I had was how a moose got there. No. To this day, I wonder how she learned to use a bow and arrow.
I am not an archery expert by any means. Given my mother’s remarkable feat and the fact that someone was so committed to the idea that one gender is superior to another at bow hunting that they purchased a sticker in support of the concept, I can only conclude that women truly must be the better bow hunters.
I apologize for not really having a position on this important matter before now. I just didn’t realize I should. Clearly, if it is important enough to make a sticker about, I should know how I feel about it and let people know.
Or maybe this is a way of saying in four hundred words that I don’t care.
I’d probably care if I had antlers. I don’t.