SO GOD MADE A FARMER Felipe Medina 2/28/2013 2:32:49 PM

En uno de los descansos publicitarios de la pasada edición de la Superbowl en Estados Unidos se emitió este espectacular anuncio de Dodge cuyo título es "So God made a farmer" (Entonces Dios creó al agricultor), donde se ensalza de forma magistral la figura del agricultor y la importancia de la labor que realiza para el resto de la sociedad. Por ello, me ha parecido la mejor forma de inuagurar la incorporación de vídeos en las entradas del blog. Espero que os guste. El texto de la narración en inglés está incluido más abajo. ¿Alguien se imagina algo así en España?

And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.” So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say,’Maybe next year,’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from an ash tree, shoe a horse with hunk of car tire, who can make a harness out hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. Who, during planting time and harvest season will finish his 40-hour week by Tuesday noon and then, paining from tractor back, put in another 72 hours.” So God made the farmer.

God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bales, yet gentle enough to yean lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-comb pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the leg of a meadowlark.” So God made a farmer.

It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed, and brake, and disk, and plow, and plant, and tie the fleece and strain the milk, . Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his son says that he wants to spend his life doing what Dad does. “So God made a farmer.”

Paul Harvey