Saturday, June 26, 2010

This Too Shall Pass......

This is in response to some comments I received in regards to the post, “It’s One Of Those Days”. I believe this particular quote. The origins are somewhat hilarious if you look at them like I do. Being me, I had to do some research on this particular saying in order to know what I am writing about.

The Persian poet wrote about the fable this saying is attributed to. As the fable goes…..A powerful king asks an assembly of wise men to create a ring that will make him happy when he is sad and sad when he is happy. According to legend and fable, the wise men handed him a very simple ring with only four simple words on it. Those words were, “This too will pass”. When Abraham Lincoln used it in an address, it became instantly popular and has become part of our poetic lore.

Some of you may think all I do is rant, but the rant is my therapy. 99% of the time, I rant and then it’s gone. I move on. My take on this phrase? When it’s bad, it won’t last. When it’s good, it won’t last. In other words, life is a moving picture. No two scenes are ever the same.

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