There’s this great ad on TV for Febreze air freshener where they pose this simple question,
“Have you gone nose blind?”
I’m sure the whole idea is to make you the consumer paranoid about the possibility that your house smells like rotting fish, wet dog or cat litter and that you, my friend, simply don’t know it!
This idea of having a blind spot really resonated with me yesterday after I heard the Pope criticize “people” (Americans) who build walls to keep other people out.
I am 100% sure this smart and wonderful man knows that his residence, situated within the confines of the world’s smallest, independent city state, is surrounded by a rather humungous, tall, thick and hard to ignore wall.
Maybe he’s just become “nose blind” to it.
Not only is he surrounded by this massive physical structure, he is also continuously under the protection of the elite swiss guard,
the Rome police force
and of course his own security detail
…as he should be!
I’m not a Catholic, but I think the Pope is a very nice guy. He doesn’t live behind walls guarded by police and secret service and swiss guards because he hates people, it’s for his own personal safety and so that the vatican can function in an orderly fashion.
It’s kind of the same way with countries that have walls, borders and guards..they need to be able to function in an orderly fashion as well.
No one likes it when order breaks down..
Nope, not even the Pope.