A Picture Worth A Thousand Words
God went missing from Heaven, for six days. Eventually, on the seventh day, Michael the Archangel found him, resting.
He inquired, "Where have you been?"
God smiled deeply, and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds. "Look, Michael! Look what I've made."
Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"
"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put life on it. I'm going to call it 'Earth' and it's going to be a place to test 'Balance'."
"Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm still confused."
God explained, pointing to different parts of earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people... Balance in all things."
God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."
The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"
"That's Washington State, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, and plains The people from Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace, and producers of software."
Michael gazed in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what about Balance, Lord? You said there would be Balance."
God smiled and said, "Oh, there's also another Washington. Wait till you see what happens there!"