It’s fascinating to see how a structure
As flimsy as a scaffold
Provides support for builders
To make something concrete.
No one ever admires the scaffolding
No one remembers it
Or poses to take a picture by a scaffold.
Yet there would be no building to capture
Had it not been for a scaffold.
External structures matter.
Support systems matter.
We make much of people that
‘Defy the odds”
Who grit their teeth and make something
Out of seemingly thin air.
But there are often a multitude of unmentioned factors
That make even the smallest successes possible.
Conviction abounds and
Good intentions are rarely in short supply,
But what is often lacking
Is the scaffolding to make it possible.
Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.