OneLife Warriors, I wanted to share a post by good friend Dave Bois to lift your spirits today…thanks, Dave. Credit to the author et al…
White’s missive, penned on March 30, 1973, when he was 74, endures as a spectacular celebration of the human spirit:
Dear Mr. Nadeau:
As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. I shall get up Sunday morning and wind the clock, as a contribution to order and steadfastness.
Sailors have an expression about the weather: they say, the weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society — things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed, sometimes rather suddenly. It is quite obvious that the human race has made a queer mess of life on this planet. But as a people we probably harbor seeds of goodness that have lain for a long time waiting to sprout when the conditions are right. Man’s curiosity, his relentlessness, his inventiveness, his ingenuity have led him into deep trouble. We can only hope that these same traits will enable him to claw his way out.
Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.
E. B. White
We must never dismiss Goodness in the heart of Humanity, even in its darkest moments…the spark of life that has carried us thus far will, in turn, lead us from the folly of our fate…I for one, refuse to give up on us, and I have seen the darkest sides of the human experience, believe me. So too, have I looked into the eyes of a dying man as he fought to not “go gentle into that good night” and witnessed the ember of this hope seen with “blinding sight, on sad height”. Patiently, I will wait on the weather’s “bluff,” the “break in the clouds” and the restoration of our path to flowered fields. Join me, I’ll meet you there…
Keep running, OneLife Warriors…I’ll see you tomorrow!