There’s something disconcerting about the fact triglycerides and HDL cholesterol will always more symposiums about themselves at Cornell U. than all universities, combined, will ever have about me. I can’t even see me ever having my name on a backpack. A test doesn’t even exist to determine if I’m around. I’m getting depressed.
I think this backpack came to Gatwick Farms via My Sweet Rib’s association with her job downtown. She has very little connection to bloodwork where she works so maybe she just found it on a park bench, certainly before the days when an unattended coffee mug causes a major city to go on lock down. Cornell University is an Ivy League school, if that means anything. It was founded by Ezra Cornell. He made big money with Samuel Morse, of telegraph fame, when they hooked up to start Western Union, home of the original text message. Ezra offered this quote as motto for his school: “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” Frankly, all school mottos’s are just expanded, wordy versions of that of Faber College, founded by Pennsylvania pencil tycoon, Emil Faber. His simple motto states, “Knowledge is good”. No matter how this pack came to be in our possession, it is now somewhere else. Maybe at Goodwill. Maybe in the trash. Maybe causing a stir on a street corner in North or South Dakota.
Proverbs 20:15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance,
but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.