Silhouette — Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it . . .   2 comments

Today is grandson Kenne Jaxon’s 8th birthday. We will be doing FaceTime with Jaxon after his friends do a Birthday Parade by his house in the age of COVID-19. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Silhouette granddad and jaxon-B&W-72Silhouette — Granddad and Grandson (Kenne Jaxon) at Sunset 

if—

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up…

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Posted May 1, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

2 responses to “Silhouette — Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it . . .

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  1. Every young man should have that poem on their bedroom wall. Like the ways people are still finding to celebrate birthdays.

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  2. Good to read this again – “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster / And treat those two impostors just the same” – applicable in these times of jousts between human health and economic resilience.

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