Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Spark

It was not that they were pleased with the process that brought them to this point, which was one of uneven performance. They had not considered the process at all. Anyone who did so was a bit suspect and regarded as a wet-under-the-ears critic who would know better once experience had been acquired. They were correct in a way: individuals who subdued troubling questions and chose to fit in were often, after several years, devoid of any questions at all.

Of course, many talented newcomers quickly surveyed the landscape, then departed, figuring their time was better spent elsewhere. But the good news was there were some of the experienced hands who knew the flaws and were frustrated; all the while waiting for someone else to speak up.

One day, someone did. That was when things began to happen.

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