This month Garrison Keillor did an article about State Fairs in National Geographic. It’s a wonderful synopsis of all my fair experiences of course, but here’s my favorite line:

Sport is a seductive metaphor (life as a game in which we gain victory through hard work, discipline, and visualizing success), but the older metaphor of farming (life as hard labor that is subject to weather and quirks of blind fate and may return no reward whatsoever and don’t be surprised) is still in our blood, especially those of us raised on holy scripture.

Check out the whole article, it’s great.

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