Perhaps a Perfect Metaphor for Academia

The building project on campus has been going on all year,but there is no building yet. The workers are working hard, though. I know this because I can hear their dump trucks and front loaders beeping and beeping, the sound of backing up.

I’m beginning to think that’s the whole job: climb in your vehicle, throw her in reverse, and make as much noise as possible as you circle backward toward eternity.    

construction site | chris howard | flickr creative commons