I See Manna Today in The White House Vegetable Garden

Manna is something to eat. Or it was, at one time, as we are informed through various pieces of literature.

Manna also is a symbol.

And like other food symbols, it has meaning. Think ‘turkey’ as an American and you’re thinking happy family around the dinner table, and tradition. Which may or may not be true.

In today’s world, I see manna. Or I see things that resonate within the same circle of symbolism.

I see manna today in the idea of The White House Vegetable Garden.

I believe it is, for many people, manna.

Is manna real?

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5 thoughts on “I See Manna Today in The White House Vegetable Garden

  1. Various meanings your response could have:

    Manna ain’t real?

    Or – White House Vegetable Garden ain’t manna?

    I’m fully considering both options.

    And lines about life is just a dream and the dream is what you make it and I have a dream and that lovely screamy rock song ‘Dream On’

    are all running through my mind too.

    Luckily I have a book coming from Amazon from Felipe Fernandez-Armesto on ‘Truth’ which surely will explain all this or at the very least give me more words to prattle on with in my quest.

    In the meantime I just saw this on the page opened to Keats:

    I said, “A line will take us hours maybe;
    Yet if it does not seem a moment’s thought,
    Our stitching and unstitching has been naught.
    Better go down upon your marrow-bones
    And scrub a kitchen pavement, or break stones.”

    In the Seven Woods. Adam’s Curse, st. 1

    It seems to be saying something about the White House Vegetable Garden vs. Reality but I’m not quite sure.

  2. I was kind of just thinking that nothing in politics is real, and the White House is politics central.

    Well, maybe the new bee hives will be real. I believe bees are nonpartisan.

  3. If bees are nonpartisan, it is because they haven’t any choices to make, no development of principles about the nature of life in the face of existence, no contradictions among those principles, no interesting conflicts between personal gain and public good. They have only pollen.

    But then again, don’t we have honey from different flowers? Maybe bees discriminate among themselves on the basis of flowers? Isn’t that, . . . wouldn’t that be a most wonderfully unreal basis for bee-politics? I’m a dandelion dust aficionado, and you are a briar rose’s, and where between those two places can there be a common ground?

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