Holding On

I used to have a saying posted on my bulletin board.  It was from a dog story by Albert Payson Terhune, who wrote fiction based on his own collies.  It went:

“Heroism consists of holding on one minute longer.”

I’ve never forgotten it.  Neither has my unconscious, which takes over when my mind fails me.

I’ve read enough war stories to know that courage is not about the absence of fear but rather how we behave in the face of it.

Having said that, today alas, through no lack of courage:


Sunlight fights, loses

to the weather from the east;

clouds run us over.


Nevertheless, happy Saturday, all you courageous bloggers!


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