We must not dismiss ourselves just because we are old!
It is a fact that old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill every time.
From T.E. Lawrence (as in Lawrence, of Arabia, who achieved great things in war as a young man):
“We were fond together because of the sweep of open places, the taste of wide winds, the sunlight, and the hopes in which we worked.
The morning freshness of the world-to-be intoxicated us.
We were wrought up with ideas inexpressible and vaporous, but to be fought for.
We lived many lives in those whirling campaigns, never sparing ourselves:
yet when we achieved and the new world dawned, the old men came out again and took our victory to remake in the likeness of the former world they knew.
Youth could win, but had not learned to keep, and was pitiably weak against age.
We stammered that we had worked for a new heaven and a new earth, and they thanked us kindly and made their peace.”
Of course there is little or no appreciation for our awesome treachery when we are old,
but power is power.
And power feels good.
Thank you for showing up to visit.
It means a lot to me,