Coat And Tie

Coat And TieThere were posters of candidates in a coat and tie smiling back at you as you drove by.

This was in an island nation.

Except that this was the only time they wore their coat and tie except for weddings and funerals.

Somehow, the coat and tie makes one seem important, mature, and honest.

We love men in coats and ties. They are all over Washington like ants. Some of them say really stupid, biased things. It is often hard to discern the truth as they speak into the camera 3 feet from them. Some look good on camera, with God given smiles. A smile really goes good with a coat and tie.

Funny how at a funeral everyone wears white shirts and black ties…. And maybe a black suit. Does that mean that at death we finally know what is black and white? That life is better if we know the difference? Between good and evil? Why do we avoid confronting it? Sometimes hiding behind our coats and ties?

Celebrities love wearing black shirts with black ties…and black suits. They love black… Is it because it makes you look thinner? We look up to them and they know so little. They, like politicians have these important positions on important subjects that aren’t important.

Oops, I am getting started. Tuxedos?? Penguins waddling around following each other?

I wonder if there is an instruction book that is Black and White???


Chris Bent, former Navy SEAL UDT-21, is the author of 11 books. Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.

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