Building the Dam Story

At the end, if there is success, one wonders how. Through this wonder one discovers the story. This blog is dedicated to that discovery.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Da Kine

Joe Kine, one of the last high scalers to perform this amazing job, is a reminder that it is the heart and the soul of every individual which allows celebrations to spread across the globe. We're talking from international soccer to a day set aside to commemorate independence. For, without one, then none.

Joe Kine, how I would have liked to know you, the way you felt hanging so high in the sky against that red-black canyon wall. Did you ever fear for your life, were there moments that kept you wondering if today would be your last? Or did you just get used to what you were doing, not thinking of the danger so much as the job at hand?

Well, here's to you, Joe. And to the sculpture at the dam which celebrates your life as a high scaler. Though you were so much more than a scaler in your own "kine-ness" you represented then and now what we will always need in the future--a human being to be celebrated for performing the extraordinaire.