January 20, 2020
‘NEVER A BLUR’/stylized photograph/gunther
By Arthur H. Gunther III
Whenever there is war, and Washington adds horsepower to its response and a four-cylinder becomes a forever V-8; whenever there is peace yet troubles in the land are on the boil, the stove unwatched; whenever the elected and appointed think posturing and pensions and not of iJoe and Jane back home, a marble likeness, through it all, faces the Arlington Bridge and the dead who have been the currency of a nation “conceived in liberty” and offers a reminder of “the great task remaining before us.”
Unfinished work — conscience set in stone.
The writer is a retired newspaperman. firstname.lastname@example.org