Tuesday, May 06, 2014
A LOVE STORY TO CHALLENGE YOUR ETHICS
THIS IS A TRAILHEAD NEAR SEDONA AZ---that's my rig on the right.
Some followers of her blog may notice that parked just behind me is the rig of the famous photographer/blogger Diana Tolerico. http://lifeontheopenroad.blogspot.com/ And no--that's not the subject of this entry.
Here is the story: Two giant horse/house trailers pull in at different times and settle themselves.
The largest rig is driven by a solitary lady and carries this mule---which is soon saddled up.
The other is driven by this cowboy and carries a horse---also soon saddled up.
They are off on an early morning ride----and return 5 hours later.
Same thing next day.
In the evenings they walk together then settle in for the night. I have obscured faces and identifying detail to protect their privacy.
SO WHY IS THIS STORY WORTH TELLING? What about this might challenge your ethics? Just this: The gentleman is married and his brain damaged wife lingers on in a nursing home. She fell from her horse some time ago and cannot recover. The lady and the cowboy live hundreds of miles apart and meet here to share the pleasures of riding together.
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: Biblical purists would forbid such a rendezvous till the wife died---which might take years. Many like myself believe that ethics is not REVEALED BY a God but INVENTED by us humans---and is therefore not ABSOLUTE but RELATIVE (situational ).
Revealed/absolutist ethics inflicts much cruelty on the world---in huge ways such as forbidding birth control, abortions, divorce and even the simple pleasures of getting on with ones life as these people are doing in the spirit of the law rather than the letter. If your notions of right and wrong is offended by this rendezvous, I suggest you reconsider the source of your ethics.