Maybe it was the way he was looking at me, because suddenly into the silence I blurted, “I’m feeling kind of down, pig.”
And in his little pig voice he replied, “No matter the location, no matter the situation, no matter the circumstance—we will perservere. We will continue onward no matter how strong the headwinds. If we encounter darkness, we will strain against it until we bring forth light. We will not let our weaknesses define us. We will not let our differences separate us. We will not buckle in the face of adversity. In ourselves and each other we will find strength, dignity, and courage. We will challenge ourselves to be better than we think we can be. We will rise above our struggles. Together we will endure, and together we will overcome.”
I was all, like, “Wow. Thanks, pig.”
It was time to go home.